The ancestry of the name Badgely dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Cheshire
, in the parish of Baddely
Early Origins of the Badgely family
The surname Badgely was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Badgely family
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Badgely 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 Badgely have been found, including Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Badgely family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badgely family to the New World and Oceana
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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Badgely, 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.