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The ancestors of the name Bachelay date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the county of Cheshire, in the parish of Baddely or Badley.

Early Origins of the Bachelay family


The surname Bachelay was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Early History of the Bachelay family

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Early History of the Bachelay family


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Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1708, 1688, 1708, 1648 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Bachelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bachelay Spelling Variations

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Bachelay Spelling Variations


Bachelay has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bachelay have been found, including Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bachelay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bachelay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bachelay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bachelay family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bachelays to arrive on North American shores: John Badeley who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Badley settled in Virginia in 1642; Tom Badgley settled in San Francisco, California, in 1852.

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