Bagshawe History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The lineage of the name Bagshawe begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Derbyshire, where they were found since the early Middle Ages before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
We should take a moment to explore one source's claim that the name came from "Bagshot; a location name in Surrey, Wiltshire. " 
As far as the chapelry of Bagshot in Surrey is concerned, "this place, [was] formerly called Holy Hall. It was once a residence of the kings of England, who had a mansion here, and a park, which was laid open after the civil war in the reign of Charles I.: the house was occupied by the late Duke of Gloucester. On the borders of Bagshot Heath are some handsome villas. "  So one cannot deny that this would an agreeable and noble place to claim descent, the fact that "Holy Hall" was the original name of the chapelry seems to negate the possibility. That leaves the hamlet of Bagshot in Wiltshire as a possibility. We doubt this possibility too, as by the late 1800s, the hamlet's population was only 194.  Accordingly, we must defer to the aforementioned Derbyshire as the most likely place of origin.
Early Origins of the Bagshawe family
The surname Bagshawe was first found in Derbyshire. 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. "Derbyshire is the great home of the Bagshaws, who have preserved a distinguished name since the 15th century, when they resided at Abney and Wormhill." 
Kirby's Quest notes some very early spellings in early rolls: Oliver de Bogeschaghe, Somerset and Richard de Boggeschaghe, Somerset 1 Edward III (during the first year of Edward III's reign) 
Nicholas Bagshawe and Humphry Bagshawe were both listed in the Calendar of Proceedings in Chancery, temp. Elizabeth I.  In the 13th century the name of De Baggesoure occurred in Shropshire. 
Early History of the Bagshawe family
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Bagshawe Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bagshawe has undergone many spelling variations, including Bagshaw, Bagshawe, Bagshott, Bagshot, Bagshote and others.
Early Notables of the Bagshawe 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 Royalist cause in the English Civil War.
Christopher Bagshaw (d. 1625?), was an English priest who came of a Derbyshire family. "Before going to Oxford he appears to have studied for a short time at Cambridge. "In 1593 he was confined with other priests and gentlemen in Wisbeach Castle. His fellow prisoners held him at first in great...
Migration of the Bagshawe family to Ireland
Some of the Bagshawe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Migration of the Bagshawe family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bagshawe were among those contributors: 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 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.