The ancestors of the Badglay surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the county of Cheshire
, in the parish of Baddely
Early Origins of the Badglay family
The surname Badglay was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Badglay family
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Badglay Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Badglay include Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Badglay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badglay family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Badeley who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Badley settled in Virginia in 1642; Tom Badgley settled in San Francisco, California, in 1852.