The many generations and branches of the Badgehot family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a peddler who would travel buying and selling goods for profit. Another source claims the name was derived from the French word bagagier, or baggage-carrier. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Badgehot family
The surname Badgehot was first found in Yorkshire
where one of the first records of the name was Richard le Bagger, who was listed on the Assize Rolls of Lancashire
in 1246 and later in Yorkshire
in 1297. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Badgehot family
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Badgehot Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Badgehot were recorded, including Badger, Badge, Bagehot, Baghot, Badghot and others.
Early Notables of the Badgehot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badgehot family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Badgehot family emigrate to North America: Giles Badger who settled in New England
in 1620; the same year as the "Mayflower"; Ann Badger settled in Virginia in 1639; William Badger settled in Nevis in 1670.