Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name 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 Baulgey family
Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Baulgey family
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Baulgey Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Baulgey include Balguy, Balgy, Balgay, Baulgy, Balgie, Ballguy and many more.
Early Notables of the Baulgey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baulgey family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Baulgey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Frances Balgay, who came to America in 1763.
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