Bayldon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bayldon family

The surname Bayldon was first found in Yorkshire 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 Bayldon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bayldon research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1069 is included under the topic Early Bayldon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bayldon Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bayldon family name include Baildon, Bayldon, Baldon and others.

Early Notables of the Bayldon family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bayldon family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bayldon surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Baldon who settled in Virginia in 1635; Francis Balding settled in Virginia in 1635; Thomas Balding settled in Jamaica in 1661.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bayldon (post 1700) +

  • Albert Geoffrey Bayldon (1924-2017), English actor, best known for his starring role in the children's series Catweazle (1970–1971)
  • Francis Joseph Bayldon (1872-1948), Australian master mariner and nautical instructor
  • Geoffrey Bayldon (b. 1924), British actor on Facebook
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