The name Badlelay is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when a family lived in the county of Cheshire
, in the parish of Baddely
Early Origins of the Badlelay family
The surname Badlelay was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Badlelay family
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Badlelay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Badlelay family name include Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Badlelay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badlelay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Badlelay surname or a spelling variation of the name include : John Badeley who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Badley settled in Virginia in 1642; Tom Badgley settled in San Francisco, California, in 1852.