Baldy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The chronicles of the Baldy family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde-Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in Peeblesshire.

Early Origins of the Baldy family

The surname Baldy was first found in Peebles, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Baldy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baldy research. Another 48 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1214, 1553, 1627, 1776, 1783, 1859, and 1861 are included under the topic Early Baldy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baldy Spelling Variations

The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Baldy has been spelled Bald, Baald, Bauld and others.

Early Notables of the Baldy family (pre 1700)

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United States Baldy migration to the United States +

The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Baldy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Baldy, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1734 [1]
  • Conrad Baldy, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1740 [1]

Australia Baldy migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Baldy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Baldy (post 1700) +



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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