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Badlay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Badlay surname lived in the county of Cheshire, in the parish of Baddely or Badley.

Early Origins of the Badlay family

The surname Badlay was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Badlay family

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Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1708, 1688, 1708, 1648 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Badlay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Badlay 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 Badlay 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. The variations of the name Badlay include: Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.

Early Notables of the Badlay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Badlay 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 Badlay 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.

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