Early Origins of the Badbry family
The surname Badbry 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 Badbry family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badbry research.Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1383, 1510, 1600, 1137 and 1410 are included under the topic Early Badbry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Badbry Spelling Variations
During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Badbry occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Badbee, Badby, Badbury, Badbry, Badbie and others.
Early Notables of the Badbry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badbry 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 illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Badbry, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Isaac Badbury, aged 37, who arrived at Ellis Island