Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Derbyshire, where they were found since the early Middle Ages before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early Origins of the Baggshall family
Derbyshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. The first record was of Nicholas Bagshawe who married Alice of the Hall. He was forester to the King. He acquired the lands of Wormhill, and later built Wormhill Hall.
Early History of the Baggshall family
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Baggshall Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Baggshall have been found, including Bagshaw, Bagshawe, Bagshott, Bagshot, Bagshote and others.
Early Notables of the Baggshall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baggshall family to Ireland
Some of the Baggshall family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baggshall family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Baggshall, or a variant listed above: Henry Bagshaw who settled in New England in 1751; Ben Bagshaw settled in Maryland in 1699; William Bagshaw who settled in Pennsylvania in 1867.
The Baggshall 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: Forma floss
Motto Translation: Beauty is a flower.
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