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Early Origins of the Baday family
Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Baday family
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Baday Spelling Variations
The name Baday, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.
Early Notables of the Baday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baday family to Ireland
Some of the Baday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baday family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Baday family, or who bore a variation of the surname Baday were Agnes Beattie who arrived in New York City in 1774; Patrick Beatty arrived in Newcastle, Del. in 1789; William Beatty came to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1774.
The Baday Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Lumen coeleste sequamur
Motto Translation: May we follow heavenly inspiration.
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