The Badd family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan
of ancient Scotland
. The Badd family lived in the lands of Baad near Stirling
and also from the lands of the same name in Perthshire
since the Middle Ages. The name is also derived from the Gaelic word bad
which means "thicket" or "hamlet."
Early Origins of the Badd family
The surname Badd was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Badd family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badd research.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1st , 1607 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Badd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Badd Spelling Variations
Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred
years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations
of the name Badd include Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.
Early Notables of the Badd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badd family to the New World and Oceana
The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence
, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan
societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Badd: Christian Baid who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1856; P. Bad arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1852; William Baud arrived in Philadelphia in 1851 with his brother Stephen..
Contemporary Notables of the name Badd (post 1700)