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
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Badgley family
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Badgley Spelling Variations
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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Migration of the Badgley family to the New World and Oceana
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:
Badgley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Badgley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Badgley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Badgley (post 1700)
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