In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Bawde, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. 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 Bawde family
The surname Bawde was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bawde family
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Bawde Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Bawde has been spelled Baad, Bade, Baid, Baud, Baide, Badd and others.
Early Notables of the Bawde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawde family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Bawde:
Bawde Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Randall Bawde, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 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)