Baulgay is an Anglo-Saxon
name. The name was originally given to a person of a conjectural profession. It is thought that this name is occupational
in nature, due to the structure of the name of the first person to bear the name. Hugh le Balgy appears in the historical record in the Hundrendorum Rolls of 1273, in the county of Norfolk
. The inclusion of the word le
in a name usually indicates that it is occupational
, however, no records exist which indicate what a balgy does.
Early Origins of the Baulgay family
The surname Baulgay was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Baulgay family
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Baulgay Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Baulgay has appeared include Balguy, Balgy, Balgay, Baulgy, Balgie, Ballguy and many more.
Early Notables of the Baulgay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baulgay family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Baulgay arrived in North America very early: Frances Balgay, who came to America in 1763.