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Baggshote History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the name Baggshote date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Baggshote family lived in Derbyshire, where they were found since the early Middle Ages before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early Origins of the Baggshote family


The surname Baggshote 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 Baggshote family


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Baggshote 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 Baggshote 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 Baggshote include: Bagshaw, Bagshawe, Bagshott, Bagshot, Bagshote and others.

Early Notables of the Baggshote 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...
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Migration of the Baggshote family to Ireland


Some of the Baggshote family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baggshote 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 Baggshote 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 Baggshote 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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