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Badd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 in 1066.

Early History of the Badd family


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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)


  • Sir Alexander Badd,

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