Bading History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

During the Middle Ages, the surname of Bading was used in Austria. Originally the home of a Celtic people, Austria was conquered by the Roman Empire in about 15 BC. Following the fall of Rome, Austria was repeatedly invaded by barbarian tribes, such as the Vandals, Visigoths, and Huns, who swept in from the east. During the 5th and 6th centuries, the Alemanni, Avars and Slavs settled Austria. The Avars were defeated in 785 by the Frankish emperor Charlemagne, who set up the East Mark, which later became known as the Österreich. Otto I defeated the Magyars in 955. Austria was ruled by the Babenburger dynasty until 1278, when they were succeeded by the Hapsburg dynasty, which ruled Austria until the 20th century.

Early Origins of the Bading family

The surname Bading was first found in Austria, where the name became noted for its many branches within the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. Literally the name referred to the owner of a health or bathing resort, who was often himself a physician.

Early History of the Bading family

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Bading Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bading include Beder, Bader, Bad, Bade, Baderr, Badder, Baader, Baade, Badenius (Latin), Bading and many more.

Early Notables of the Bading family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bading family

Austria was made a republic after the First World War. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was broken up by the Treaty of Versailles and many of its people found themselves in the new nation of Czechoslovakia. Many other Austrians and expatriate Austrians made their way to North America in the 20th century. Most landed in Philadelphia, later continuing on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Some Austrian settlers also went to western Canada and Ontario. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bading or a variant listed above: Adam Bader, who settled in Philadelphia in 1834; Christine Bader, age 30; came to Texas in 1846; John Bader arrived in Charles Town, South Carolina in 1766.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bading (post 1700) +

  • Gerhard Adolph Bading, American politician, who was mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1912-1916) and U.S. Minister to Ecuador (1922-1929)
  • Gerhard Adolph Bading (1870-1946), American politician, Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1912-16; U.S. Minister to Ecuador, 1922-29 on Facebook
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