The chronicles of the Baad family reach back into Scottish history to an ancient tribe known as the Picts
. The ancestors of the Baad family lived in the lands of Baad near Stirling
and also from the lands of the same name in Perthshire
since the Middle Ages. The name is also derived from the Gaelic word bad
which means "thicket" or "hamlet."
Early Origins of the Baad family
The surname Baad was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Baad family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baad research.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1st , 1607 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Baad History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baad Spelling Variations
When the first dictionaries were invented in the last few hundred
years, spelling gradually became standardized. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound. Names were often recorded under different spelling variations
every time they were written. Baad has been written Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.
Early Notables of the Baad family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baad family to the New World and Oceana
The crossing to North America did not seem so great in comparison with the hardships many Scots endured at home. It was long, expensive, and cramped, but also rewarding. North America offered land and the chance for settlers to prove themselves in a new place. And many did prove themselves as they fought to forge a new nation in the American War of Independence
. The ancestors of those Scots can now experience much of their once-lost heritage through the Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up across North America in the last century. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Baad: Christian Baid who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1856; P. Bad arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1852; William Baud arrived in Philadelphia in 1851 with his brother Stephen..