Badley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Badley is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in the county of Cheshire, in the parish of Baddely or Badley.
Early Origins of the Badley family
The surname Badley was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Important Dates for the Badley family
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Badley 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 Badley family name include Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Badley family (pre 1700)
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Badley migration to the United States
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 Badley surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Badley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Badley, who settled in Virginia in 1642
- Thomas Badley, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 
- Robert Badley, who arrived in Maryland in 1667 
Badley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- George Badley, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1867 
Badley migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Badley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Badley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Artemesia" in 1854
- R. Badley, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Lord Burleigh" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 8th August 1856 
- John Badley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- Jane Badley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
- David Badley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Badley (post 1700)
- John Badley F.R.C.S. (1783-1870), English surgeon, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons
- John Haden Badley (1865-1967), English author, educator, founder of Bedales School in 1893
- Jack Badley, West Indian cricket umpire in one Test match, West Indies vs. England, in 1930
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html