The story of the Baide family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Baide family 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 Baide family
The surname Baide was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Baide family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baide research.Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1541, 1st , 1607 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Baide History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baide Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Baide has appeared Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.
Early Notables of the Baide family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baide family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Baide name: Christian Baid who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1856; P. Bad arrived in San Francisco, California, in 1852; William Baud arrived in Philadelphia in 1851 with his brother Stephen..