The ancestors of the name Baddilay date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Baddilay family lived in the county of Cheshire
, in the parish of Baddely
Early Origins of the Baddilay family
The surname Baddilay was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Baddilay family
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Baddilay Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Baddilay are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Baddilay include: Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Baddilay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baddilay family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Baddilay or a variant listed above: John Badeley who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Badley settled in Virginia in 1642; Tom Badgley settled in San Francisco, California, in 1852.