Baddekent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Baddekent comes from when its first bearer worked as a maker or seller of knives. The surname Baddekent comes from the Old English word bodkin, which is also spelled bodekin, and refers to a short, pointed weapon or dagger.
Early Origins of the Baddekent family
The surname BaddeKent was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Baddekent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baddekent research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1297, 1312, 1331, 1349, 1369, 1623, 1752, 1779, 1572, 1523, 1518, 1519, 1610, 1611, 1639, 1640 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Baddekent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baddekent Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Baddekent include Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.
Early Notables of the Baddekent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baddekent family to Ireland
Some of the Baddekent family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 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 BaddeKent family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baddekent or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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The Baddekent 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 Translation: Crom for ever.