The ancestors of the Baggod family first reached the shores of England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Their name is derived from "the Carlovingian Counts of Artois, whose descendants were advocates of Arras, Lords of Bethune, and Castellans of St. Omer, and were amongst the greatest nobles of Flanders." CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Baggod family
The surname Baggod was first found in Staffordshire
, where early records show Bago, or Bagod de Arras in 1075 witnessing a charter in Flanders
and show he came to England
shortly after the Conquest. Bago of Bagod d'Artas held Bromley in Staffordshire
in 1086. A few years later, Rodbert Bagod witnessed a charter of Geva, founding Canwell Priory c. 1140. "A most ancient family, also coeval with the Conquest, descended from Bagod, who at the time of the compilation of the Domesday Book
held Bromley of Robert de Stadford or Stafford." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Blithfield in Staffordshire
was an ancient family seat
. "The Bagot family, of great eminence and antiquity, possessed this and the adjoining estate of Bagot's-Bromley, at the time of the Domesday Survey
. In 1195 Hervey Bagot married the heiress of Baron
Stafford; his son assumed the surname and title of Stafford, and became progenitor to the succeeding barons and earls of Stafford, and dukes of Buckingham. Of that branch of the family resident at Blithfield and Bromley, was Sir John Bagot, Knt., ancestor of Hervey Bagot, who was created a Baronet
in 1627: William Bagot was made a Baron
in 1780. Blithfield Hall, the family seat
, is an ancient mansion with embattled towers and walls; it stands in the vale of the Blithe or Blythe, on a beautiful lawn, and contains a large and valuable collection of paintings, among which are portraits of many distinguished persons." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Baggod family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baggod research.Another 309 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1198, 1160, 1166, 1120, 1256, 1276, 1290, 1408, 1415, 1407, 1386, 1382, 1383, 1388, 1402, 1399, 1591, 1660, 1626, 1616, 1673, 1660, 1644, 1704, 1679, 1690, 1693, 1695, 1674, 1712, 1698, 1707, 1707, 1708, 1495, 1663, 1668, 1838, 1784 and 1791 are included under the topic Early Baggod History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baggod Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations
are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Bagot, Bacot, Baggot, Bagott and others.
Early Notables of the Baggod family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Richard Bagot, (c.
1256), Knight of Bagot's Bromley; his son Sir William Bagot ( fl.
1276-1290), Knight of Bagot's Bromley; Sir John Bagot, Knight of Blithfield and Littlehay, Staffordshire
was Lieutenant of Calais in 1408, later Ambassador to the Duke of Burgundy, and served with... Another 221 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baggod Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baggod family to Ireland
Some of the Baggod family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Baggod family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious persecution within England
at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Baggod or a variant listed above: Stephen Bagot who settled in New England
in 1752; John Baggott settled in New England
in 1750; William Bagot settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1811; and Thomas Baggot settled in Philadelphia in 1855..
The Baggod Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Antiquum obtinens
Motto Translation: Possessing our ancient honour.