Badgley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Badgley is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in the county of Cheshire, in the parish of Baddely or Badley.
Early Origins of the Badgley family
The surname Badgley was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Important Dates for the Badgley family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badgley research. Another 67 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1708, 1688, 1708, 1648 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Badgley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Badgley Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Badgley are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Badgley include: Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Badgley family (pre 1700)
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Badgley migration to the United States
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Badgley or a variant listed above:
Typical Badgley Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Badgley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Tom Badgley, who settled in San Francisco, California, in 1852
- C G Badgley, aged 40, who arrived in America, in 1892
- Mrs C G Badgley, aged 32, who arrived in America, in 1892
- Raymond Badgley, aged 36, who arrived in America, in 1893
Badgley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Badgley, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1902
- Sidney R. Badgley, who arrived in America, in 1907
- Minnie Badgley, aged 46, who arrived in America, in 1908
- Robert T. Badgley, aged 51, who arrived in America, in 1914
- Nora H. Badgley, aged 45, who arrived in America, in 1914
Badgley migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Badgley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- Mrs. Mary Badgley U.E. who settled in Lincoln County, Niagara, Ontario c. 1783 
Contemporary Notables of the name Badgley (post 1700)
- Helen Badgley (1908-1977), American child actress of the silent film era
- Penn Dayton Badgley (b. 1986), American actor
- Verne Badgley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for supervisor of Summit Township, Michigan, 1919
- Nathan E. Badgley, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Senate 16th District, 1912
- Maxwell F. Badgley (1898-1969), American Republican politician, Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; Lawyer; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1944
- Don Badgley, American Republican politician, Candidate for nomination for Governor of North Carolina, 1964
- Sidney Rose Badgley (1850-1917), Canadian-born architect, known for his work in Canada and the United States
- Francis Badgley (1767-1841), Canadian merchant, politician, and newspaper editor
- William Badgley (1801-1888), Canadian professor of law at McGill College and was the first dean of the Faculty of Law, son of Francis Badgley
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