The name Bagsham is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Derbyshire
, where they were found since the early Middle Ages before the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Bagsham family
The surname Bagsham 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 Bagsham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bagsham 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 Bagsham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bagsham Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bagsham has been spelled many different ways, including Bagshaw, Bagshawe, Bagshott, Bagshot, Bagshote and others.
Early Notables of the Bagsham 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 Bagsham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bagsham family to Ireland
Some of the Bagsham 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 Bagsham family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bagshams to arrive in North America: 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 Bagsham 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.