Anglo-Saxon name Badleigh comes from when the family resided in the county of Cheshire, in the parish of Baddely or Badley.
Early Origins of the Badleigh family
Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Badleigh family
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Badleigh Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Badleigh has been recorded under many different variations, including Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Badleigh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badleigh family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Badleigh 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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