Baugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Baugh was originally formed in the western region of Britain in the rugged country of Wales. Baugh was initially a nickname for a small or short man, derived from the Welsh word "bach," which means "little."

Early Origins of the Baugh family

The surname Baugh was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales created by the Laws in Wales Act 1536, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Baugh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baugh research. Another 176 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1391, 1450, 1545, 1600, 1622, 1612, 1612 and 1615 are included under the topic Early Baugh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baugh Spelling Variations

The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Baugh have included Baugh, Bach, Bagh, Bawgh, Baughe, Bawghe and others.

Early Notables of the Baugh family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Geoffrey Bagh, a prominent 15th century landholder in Shropshire. William Baffin (d. 1622), was an English navigator and discoverer, most probably a native of London, but nothing is known of his early life. "The earliest mention of him is in 1612, as pilot of the Patience, fitted out at Hull by James Hall, for a voyage of discovery to Greenland. Amongst early navigators Baffin takes a high place as one of the first who endeavoured to determine longitude at sea by astronomical observations. In his first recorded voyage to Greenland (8 July...
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Baugh migration to the United States

Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North America. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Baugh were found:

Baugh Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Baugh, who sailed to Virginia in 1619
  • Thomas Baugh, who landed in Virginia in 1634 [1]
  • William Baugh, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • Ino Baugh, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • John Baugh journeyed to Barbados in 1671
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Baugh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jonathan Baugh, who arrived in Virginia in 1729
  • Henrick Baugh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Baugh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Peter Baugh, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1832
  • August Baugh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1857 [1]
  • Phillip Baugh, who arrived in Mississippi in 1860 [1]
  • Theodore Baugh traveled to San Francisco in 1861
  • William Baugh, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Baugh migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baugh Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mary Baugh, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Contemporary Notables of the name Baugh (post 1700)

  • Albert C. Baugh, former American professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, author of A History of the English Language (1935)
  • Steven C. Baugh (b. 1945), American associate professor of education at Brigham Young University
  • Hale Baugh (1924-2011), American pentathlete at the 1948 Summer Olympics, father of Laura Baugh
  • Phil Baugh (1936-1990), American country guitarist, active from the 1960s through the 1980s
  • Thomas Anthony "Tom" Baugh (b. 1963), former professional American NFL football center, inducted into the SIU Athletic Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Alexander L. Baugh (b. 1957), American professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University, editor of the Joseph Smith Papers Project
  • Scott Randall Baugh (b. 1962), American Republican politician, who served in the California State Assembly from 1995–2000 [2]
  • Laura Zonetta Baugh (b. 1955), American golfer, writer and golf broadcaster, who played the LPGA Tour for 25 years
  • Samuel Adrian 'Slingin Sammy" Baugh (1914-2008), American NFL football player for the Washington Redskins from 1937 to 1952, Pro Football Hall of Famer, eponym of the Sammy Baugh Trophy
  • Daniel A. Baugh (b. 1931), American historian of British naval administration
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2013, February 1) . Retrieved from
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