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The name Badlife is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the county of Cheshire, in the parish of Baddely or Badley.

Badlife Early Origins



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

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Badlife Spelling Variations


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Badlife Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Badlife has been spelled many different ways, including Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.

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Badlife Early History


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Badlife Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Badlife research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1708, 1688, 1708, 1648 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Badlife History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Badlife Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Badlife Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Badlife Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Badlifes to arrive in North America: 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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Badlife Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Badlife Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 5 September 2013 at 11:57.

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