Baddeley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Baddeley comes from when the family resided in the county of Cheshire, in the parish of Baddely or Badley.

Early Origins of the Baddeley family

The surname Baddeley was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Baddeley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baddeley research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1708, 1688, 1708, 1648 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Baddeley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baddeley Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Baddeley include Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.

Early Notables of the Baddeley family (pre 1700)

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Australia Baddeley migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Baddeley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Baddeley, English convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Augusta Jessie" on 10th August 1838, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [1]
  • Herbert Baddeley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lord Ashburton" in 1850 [2]

New Zealand Baddeley migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Baddeley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Sarah A. Baddeley, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

Contemporary Notables of the name Baddeley (post 1700) +

  • Aaron Baddeley (b. 1981), American-born, Australian professional PGA golfer
  • Walter Hubert Baddeley (1894-1960), English seventh Anglican Bishop of Melanesia, serving from 1932 to 1947, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Sir John James Baddeley, English noble, created 1st Baronet Baddeley of Lakefield, Surrey in 1922
  • Hermione Baddeley (1908-1986), English actress
  • Sophia Baddeley (1745-1786), English actress and singer
  • Professor James Baddeley, Microbiologist
  • Herbert Baddeley (1872-1931), British twin tennis player, who won the Wimbledon Championships three times
  • Wilfred Baddeley (1872-1929), British twin brother tennis player

  1. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retrieved 23rd August 2020, Retrieved from
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LORD ASHBURTON 1850. Retrieved from on Facebook
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