Early Origins of the Baddams family
The surname Baddams was first found in Herefordshire
, where they held a family seat
. The Celtic resistance north and south along the border of Wales
was considerably increased after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Normans
met more resistance from the Welsh
than in the rest of England
. The Welsh
fought from behind their hills and mountains and tenaciously held their ground. Finally, Edward 1st, to placate this founding nation, conferred the principality of Wales
upon his eldest son, who became Edward II. This brought Wales
as an equal while the King was alive, and integral part of the royal title when on the throne. Edward III confirmed and all Princes of Wales
were presented to the Welsh
people at Caernarvon Castle. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Welsh
surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13the century when they held estates in that shire.
Early History of the Baddams family
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Baddams Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Badham, Badam, Apadam, Abadam, ap Adam, Baddam and many more.
Early Notables of the Baddams family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baddams family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Arthur Badham, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island
, in 1922; Arthur Badham, aged 15, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1922; Arthur Badham, aged 16, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1922.