Baade History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
During the Middle Ages, the surname of Baade was used in Austria. Originally the home of a Celtic people, Austria was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.
Early Origins of the Baade family
The surname Baade was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Literally the name referred to the owner of a health or bathing resort, who was often himself a physician.
Important Dates for the Baade family
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Baade Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Baade include Beder, Bader, Bad, Bade, Baderr, Badder, Baader, Baade, Badenius (Latin), Bading and many more.
Early Notables of the Baade family (pre 1700)
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Baade migration to the United States
Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baade or a variant listed above:
Baade Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Baade, who arrived in Texas in 1850 
- A S Baade, who landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1851 
Contemporary Notables of the name Baade (post 1700)
- Major-General Paul William Baade (1889-1959), American Commander of the 35th Infantry awarded the Croix de Guerre during WWII, American Assistant Chief of Staff (G-3), Army Service Forces (1945-1946) 
- Walter Baade (1893-1960), American astronomer
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, November 3) Paul Baade. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Baade/Paul_William/USA.html