Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Baidelay is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the county of Cheshire
, in the parish of Baddely
Early Origins of the Baidelay family
The surname Baidelay was first found in Cheshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Baidelay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baidelay research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1646, 1708, 1688, 1708, 1648 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Baidelay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baidelay 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. Baidelay has been spelled many different ways, including Baddely, Baddeley, Baddiley, Badley, Badly, Badely, Badgely, Badlely and many more.
Early Notables of the Baidelay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baidelay 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 Baidelays to arrive in North America: John Badeley who settled in Virginia in 1623; Thomas Badley settled in Virginia in 1642; Tom Badgley settled in San Francisco, California, in 1852.