Early Origins of the Baildon family
The surname Baildon was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Baildon family
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Baildon Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Baildon include Baildon, Bayldon, Baldon and others.
Early Notables of the Baildon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baildon family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baildon or a variant listed above:
Baildon Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Albert Baildon, aged 34, who landed in America, in 1920
- Geoff Baildon, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
- Geofrey W. Baildon, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Baildon (post 1700)
- George Baildon (1868-1946), New Zealand building contractor and politician, Mayor of Auckland City from 1925 to 1931
- John Baildon (1772-1846), Scottish metallurgy pioneer
- Andrew James Baildon (b. 1971), Australian three-time gold medalist freestyle swimming champion from Southport, Queensland
Historic Events for the Baildon family
- Mr. Frank Baildon (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Ewood, Blackburn, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm