The Bagehot name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. Bagehot was originally a name given to someone who worked as a peddler who would travel buying and selling goods for profit. Another source claims the name was derived from the French word bagagier, or baggage-carrier. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early Origins of the Bagehot family
The surname Bagehot was first found in Yorkshire
where one of the first records of the name was Richard le Bagger, who was listed on the Assize Rolls of Lancashire
in 1246 and later in Yorkshire
in 1297. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Early History of the Bagehot family
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Bagehot Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bagehot are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bagehot include: Badger, Badge, Bagehot, Baghot, Badghot and others.
Early Notables of the Bagehot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bagehot family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bagehot or a variant listed above: Giles Badger who settled in New England
in 1620; the same year as the "Mayflower"; Ann Badger settled in Virginia in 1639; William Badger settled in Nevis in 1670.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bagehot (post 1700)
- Walter Bagehot (1826-1877), English economist