Early Origins of the Badbrey family
The surname Badbrey was first found in Northumberland
where they held a family seat
on the English/Scottish border. After the Norman Conquest
many of Duke William's rebellious Barons moved north. The border became a convenient no-man's land. Notable families such as the Percy, the Umfravilles and the Nevilles gathered many supporting clans around them. In the 16th century they became known as the 'unruly clans'. In that century, many of those clans drove their herds south, and they settled in Yorkshire
. The name was first recorded in 1202 when William held estates in that county.
Early History of the Badbrey family
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Badbrey Spelling Variations
Although the name, Badbrey, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Badbee, Badby, Badbury, Badbry, Badbie and others.
Early Notables of the Badbrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badbrey family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Badbrey family name Badbrey, or who bore a variation of the surname were Isaac Badbury, aged 37, who arrived at Ellis Island