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The founding heritage of the Baddeford family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Baddeford comes from when one of the family worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie, which is a term for beaten copper or brassware. The surname Baddeford is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor, meaning one who beats, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour, which means a beater of gold.

Early Origins of the Baddeford family


The surname Baddeford was first found in Suffolk, at Battisford, a parish in the union and hundred of Bosmere and Claydon. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Batsford, a parish in the union of Shipston-on-Stour, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in the county of Gloucester. Today, Batsford is the site of the Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford War Memorial which commemorates the village's dead of two World Wars. Batsford has traditionally been the smaller of the two locals with a population of 79 people in the late 1800s while the former Battisford had a population of 520 at that time.

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Early History of the Baddeford family

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Early History of the Baddeford family


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Another 493 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1182, 1202, 1273, 1326, 1335, 1465, 1766 and 1320 are included under the topic Early Baddeford History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baddeford Spelling Variations

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Baddeford Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Baddeford has been spelled many different ways, including Batsford, Battisford, Batesford, Bateford, Batesforde, Batisford, Battsford, Batsforde,Botsford, Botsforth and many more.

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Early Notables of the Baddeford family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Baddeford family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Baddeford family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Baddeford family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Baddefords to arrive in North America: Mary Battson, who arrived in Virginia in 1690; Thomas Battson, who arrived in Barbados in 1679; Amos Botsford, and his family, who arrived in Annapolis, Nova Scotia in 1782.

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