The origins of the Baggshaw name come from when the Anglo-Saxon
tribes ruled over Britain. The name Baggshaw was originally derived from a family having lived in Derbyshire
, where they were found since the early Middle Ages before the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Baggshaw family
The surname Baggshaw was first found in 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 Baggshaw family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baggshaw research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1886, 1589, 1662, 1640, 1644, 1629, 1671, 1628 and 1702 are included under the topic Early Baggshaw History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baggshaw Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Baggshaw include Bagshaw, Bagshawe, Bagshott, Bagshot, Bagshote and others.
Early Notables of the Baggshaw family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Richard Bagshaw, Sheriff of Derby and Nottingham; Edward Bagshaw (or Bagshawe) the elder (ca. 1589-1662), an English author and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1644, supporter of the... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baggshaw Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baggshaw family to Ireland
Some of the Baggshaw family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 95 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baggshaw family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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 Baggshaw 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.