Bawed History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Bawed come from when the family resided in or near the village of Bowood, in the parish of Netherbury in Dorset.

Early Origins of the Bawed family

The surname Bawed was first found in Dorset, where the name is associated with the village of Bowood in the parish of Netherbury. In the Domesday Book survey of 1086 Bowood was recorded as lands held by the Bishop of Salisbury. [1]

Early History of the Bawed family

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Bawed Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bawed has been recorded under many different variations, including Bowd, Bowood, Bowode, Bowed, Bowwd, Bowoode and many more.

Early Notables of the Bawed family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bawed family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bawed or a variant listed above: A. Bowde, who arrived in New Jersey in 1664.



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)


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