Baud was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient
. The ancestors of the Baud family lived in the lands of Baad near
since the Middle Ages. The name is also derived from the Gaelic word
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baud research.Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1st , 1607 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Baud History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations
with single names. Baud has appeared Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.
Many Scottish families suffered enormous hardships and were compelled to leave their country of birth. They traveled to Ireland
, but mostly to the colonies of North America, where many found the freedom and opportunity they sought. It was not without a fight, though, as many were forced to stand up and defend their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of these Scots abroad have rediscovered their heritage in the last century through the Clan
societies and other organizations that have sprung up across North America. Immigration and passenger ship lists show some important early immigrants bearing the name Baud:
Baud Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- William Baud, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1851 with his brother Stephen