and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.
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.