When Martha Badger was born on 2 September 1716, in Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Badger, was 48 and her mother, Grace Walker, was 32. She married William Bagnall on 28 May 1735, in Aston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 3 daughters. She died about 1760, in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 45.
habitational name from a place in Shropshire named Badger, probably from an unattested Old English personal name Bæcg + Old English ofer ‘ridge’.
occupational name for a maker of bags (see Bagge 1) or from Middle English badger ‘hawker, huckster’, though this word is not recorded before 1467–8 and it is of doubtful origin. It is unlikely that the surname has anything to do with the animal (see Brock 2), which was not known by this name until the 16th century.