De le baugh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname De le baugh was originally formed in the western region of Britain in the rugged country of Wales. De le baugh began its life as a nickname for a small or short man, derived from the Welsh word "bach," which means "little."
Early Origins of the De le baugh family
The surname De le baugh was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales created by the Laws in Wales Act 1536, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the De le baugh family
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De le baugh Spelling Variations
Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname De le baugh has occasionally been spelled Baugh, Bach, Bagh, Bawgh, Baughe, Bawghe and others.
Early Notables of the De le baugh family (pre 1700)
Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Geoffrey Bagh, a prominent 15th century landholder in Shropshire.
William Baffin (d. 1622), was an English navigator and discoverer, most probably a native of London, but nothing is known of his early life. "The earliest mention of him is in 1612, as pilot of the Patience, fitted out at Hull by James Hall, for a voyage of discovery to Greenland. Amongst early navigators Baffin takes a high place as one of the first who endeavoured to determine longitude at sea by astronomical observations. In his first recorded voyage to Greenland (8 July...
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Migration of the De le baugh family
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in search of land, work, and freedom. These immigrants greatly contributed to the rapid development of the new nations of Canada and the United States. They also added a rich and lasting cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. Investigation of immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name De le baugh: Thomas Baugh, who sailed to Virginia in 1619. John Baugh journeyed to Barbados in 1671; Jonathan Baugh arrived in Virginia in 1729; Peter Baugh sailed to Philadelphia in 1832.