The present generation of the Bagshore family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Derbyshire
, where they were found since the early Middle Ages before the Norman Conquest
Early Origins of the Bagshore family
The surname Bagshore 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 Bagshore family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bagshore 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 Bagshore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bagshore Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bagshore include Bagshaw, Bagshawe, Bagshott, Bagshot, Bagshote and others.
Early Notables of the Bagshore 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 Bagshore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bagshore family to Ireland
Some of the Bagshore 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 Bagshore family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bagshore were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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 Bagshore 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.