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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Badefard. It was a name given to someone who was a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie, which is a term for beaten copper or brassware. The surname Badefard 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.

Badefard Early Origins



The surname Badefard 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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Badefard Spelling Variations


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Badefard Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Badefard have been found, including Batsford, Battisford, Batesford, Bateford, Batesforde, Batisford, Battsford, Batsforde,Botsford, Botsforth and many more.

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Badefard Early History


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Badefard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badefard research. 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 Badefard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Badefard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Badefard Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Badefard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Badefard, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: 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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