The name Baulgy is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as 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 Baulgy family
The surname Baulgy was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Baulgy family
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Baulgy Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Baulgy are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Baulgy include Balguy, Balgy, Balgay, Baulgy, Balgie, Ballguy and many more.
Early Notables of the Baulgy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baulgy family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Baulgy or a variant listed above: Frances Balgay, who came to America in 1763.