Badenock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Badenock was first used as a surname by descendants of the Pictish people of ancient Scotland. The ancestors of the Badenock family lived in the lands of Badenoch, in Inverness.

Early Origins of the Badenock family

The surname Badenock was first found in Inverness-shire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Nis) divided between the present day Scottish Council Areas of Highland and Western Isles, and consisting of a large northern mainland area and various island areas off the west coast, the shire was anciently both a Pictish and Norwegian stronghold. The Lord of Badenoch was a magnate who ruled the lordship of Badenoch in the 13th century and early 14th century. It is generally believed that lordship was created out of the territory of the Meic Uilleim, after William Comyn, jure uxoris Earl of Buchan, Justiciar of Scotia and Warden of Moray who defeated Gille Escoib MacUilleim. After the death of John III Comyn, Lord of Badenoch (d. 1306), the lordship was taken into royal hands.

Important Dates for the Badenock family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badenock research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1454, 1460 and 1521 are included under the topic Early Badenock History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Badenock Spelling Variations

Repeated and inaccurate translation of Scottish names from Gaelic to English and back resulted in a wide variety of spelling variations with single names. Badenock has appeared Badenach, Badenack, Badenoch, Badenock, Badinoch, Badynoch, Badyenoch, Baidenach and many more.

Early Notables of the Badenock family (pre 1700)

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Badenock migration to Australia

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

Badenock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Badenock, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Ramillies" in 1849 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAMILIES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Ramillies.htm
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