The name Bawdrip first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in Somerset
, where they took their name from the parish of Bawdrip. The place-name first appears in the Domesday Book
in 1086, as Bagetrep. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English terms bage
which mean badger and trap, respectively. It denoted a place where badgers were snared.
Early Origins of the Bawdrip family
The surname Bawdrip was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bawdrip family
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Bawdrip 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 Bawdrip has appeared include Broadrip, Broadripp, Broadrib, Broadribb, Broderip, Brodrib, Broddripp, Brodripe and many more.
Early Notables of the Bawdrip family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bawdrip 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 Bawdrip arrived in North America very early: John Broadrip who settled in Nevis in 1654; Thomas Broadripe settled in Barbados in 1685; William Broddripp settled in Barbados in 1660.