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Re: Where name BAIGRIE originated from
Posted by: Ken Baigrie Date: September 20, 2001 at 19:46:31
In Reply to: Re: Where name BAIGRIE originated from by Dorothy Whiting of 51

Dot, in investigating the origin of Baigrie, I was told by my Aberdeen cousin, Hugh, that he thought the name was Hughuenot. I checked this through the internet and found that between 1681 and 1712, there was a mass emmigration of Hughuenots from France and Holland to England, Ireland, South Africa, and America.One of the families that came to Britain was "Begre". In looking at my own family tree, which comes from Aberdeenshire, I found several variations of the spelling of Baigrie in the birth certificates.The family has been known as Bagrie, Beagrie, and Baigrie, depending on the minister who signed the certificates. It is not too far a stretch of the immagination to think that it could have been Begre at one point. Another coincidence is that the christian name Hugh streches back from my father to as far back as I can trace in the family history.
Ken Baigrie


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