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The Badham One Name Community Portal is hosted by the Badham One Name Society (affectionately known as "B1NS" to its members).
If you have any links or any associations with the surname 'Badham', you should find plenty to interest you here!
What's a Portal?: We chose to call the site a 'portal' as it provides a gateway into a number of areas. The Community is open to anyone who has links with, or any extent of interest in, the Badham surname (or any of its variants*). Feel free to find more about the Community Portal and the Badham One Name Society by reading the content below in addition to clicking some of the menu links on the right. The "How to use this site" link is a good place to start as it explains a lot more about what is available.
While you can find out lots about the Badham surname and its Welsh 'ap adam' origins by just exploring our site, you can find out lots more by simply registering which involves creating an account at absolutely no cost. After registering, you will be able to post messages in the Forum, perhaps become involved with our regional research activities, but generally interact more with the site, e.g. share some of your own family interests and communicate with with other Portal members to explore any common interests. If you're keen to become more involved you can easily become a member of the Badham One Name Society - rest assured, you don't have to be a "Badham"! If you have any problems reading any of the contents, most browsers allow you to 'zoom' in or out which has the effect of enlarging/reducing the size of the text. Enjoy your visit!
*For more information on Badham surname variants, go HERE
This coat of arms is to be found in (possibly 14th century) stained glass in a church in Gloucestershire, in recognition of the ap Adam family's local connections. The first known record of the use of the ap Adam Arms is in the Roll of Arms for the Battle of Falkirk 1298, when they were borne by Sir John ap Adam.
For more information on the source of the Coat of Arms, click HERE.
The Community Portal contains facilities and features that are designed to take forward the various research tasks we've identified with the direct support from Portal members. These topics are all to do with finding out more about the Badham surname (and its variants), which can also help name-holders trace their own "roots" and possibly track down their present-day cousins!
If you're interested in playing a part in this, no matter how small, just register with the site and have a look at the "Research Strategies" to see what interests you.
Seal of Hamund ap Adam, circa 1350
Information on this seal (along with the joint seal of Sir John ap Adam and Elizabeth nee Gurney c. 1300, and a later seal of Sir John ap Adam c. 1413) can be found in Peter Badham's "Badham Delvings" book, and in excerpts from the book - details can be found HERE