Baddishall is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Baddishall family once lived in the parish of Pattishall found in Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Baddishall family
The surname Baddishall was first found in Northamptonshire at Pattishall a village and parish that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Pascelle. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later in the 12th century the village was listed as Patesshille and literally meant "hill of a man called Paetti," having derived from the Old English personal name
+ "hyll." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today the civil parish of Pattishall includes the villages of Pattishall, Eastcote, Astcote and Dalscote, part of Fosters Booth, and the hamlet of Cornhill. One of the first records of the name was Simon of Pattishall (or Pateshull) who died in 1217. He was an English judge and civil servant who is considered the first Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1204-1217.) Before this appointment, he was High Sheriff
(1193-1194), High Sheriff
(1193-1194), and High Sheriff
of Northamptonshire (1194-1203.)
Early History of the Baddishall family
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Baddishall Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Baddishall family name include Pateshall, Pateshull and others.
Early Notables of the Baddishall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baddishall family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Baddishall surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Robert Pateshall who settled in New England