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Badday History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Badday family


The surname Badday was first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Badday family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badday research.
Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1597, 1603, 1735, 1771, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Badday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Badday 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. Badday occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.

Early Notables of the Badday family (pre 1700)


Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Badday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Badday family to Ireland


Some of the Badday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Badday 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 Badday, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Agnes Beattie who arrived in New York City in 1774; Patrick Beatty arrived in Newcastle, Del. in 1789; William Beatty came to Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1774.

The Badday Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Lumen coeleste sequamur
Motto Translation: May we follow heavenly inspiration.


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