Baid History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

An ancient Pictish-Scottish family was the first to use the name Baid. It is a name for someone who lived in the lands of Baad near Stirling and also from the lands of the same name in Perthshire since the Middle Ages. The name is also derived from the Gaelic word bad which means "thicket" or "hamlet."

Early Origins of the Baid family

The surname Baid was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Baid family

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Baid Spelling Variations

During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Baid include Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.

Early Notables of the Baid family (pre 1700)

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United States Baid migration to the United States +

Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North America. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Baid:

Baid Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Baid, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1856 on Facebook