Badnall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Badnall dates back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their residence in or around the region of Bagnall, which was in the parish of Stoke-upon-Trent in the county of Staffordshire.   "The Bagnalls, at present best represented in the district of Stoke - on - Trent, were an ancient family of Newcastle - under - Lyme, members of which filled at various times the office of mayor; the family came into possession of the manor of Hanley 150 years ago. Bagnall is the name of a Staffordshire village." 
Early Origins of the Badnall family
The surname Badnall was first found in Staffordshire, at Bagnall, a township, in the parish of Bucknall, union of Stoke-upon-Trent, N. division of the hundred of Pirehill. 
Early History of the Badnall family
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Badnall 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. Badnall has been spelled many different ways, including Bagnall, Bagnal, Bagnold, Bagenald, Bagnald, Bagenal, Bagnell and many more.
Early Notables of the Badnall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badnall family to Ireland
Some of the Badnall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Badnall migration to the United States +
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 Badnalls to arrive in North America:
Badnall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Jon Badnall, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 
- John Badnall, who landed in Virginia in 1642 
Related Stories +
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 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)