The ancestors of the Bawd family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. They lived in the lands of Baad near Stirling
and also from the lands of the same name in Perthshire
since the Middle Ages. The name is also derived from the Gaelic word bad
which means "thicket" or "hamlet."
Early Origins of the Bawd family
The surname Bawd was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bawd family
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Bawd Spelling Variations
In medieval Scotland
, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations
were the result. Over the years, the name Bawd has been spelled Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.
Early Notables of the Bawd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawd family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan
societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Bawd:
Bawd Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Tho Bawd, who landed in Virginia in 1665 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)