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Where did the English Bebington family come from? What is the English Bebington family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bebington family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bebington family history?

The Anglo-Saxon name Bebington comes from the family having resided in the Wirral Peninsula where they were from Bebington, near Birkenhead. Bebbe comes from the Anglo-Saxon babbe, which means protector.

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Bebington has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bebbington, Bebington, Bebbinton, Bebinton and many more.

First found in the Wirral Peninsula where they held a family seat from ancient times, to the east of Birkenhead, now a city of many thousands of people, but in 1831 having only 2600 inhabitants. Since the family were not recorded in the Domesday Book it must be assumed that in 1086 they were a Saxon family who became Lords of the manor of Bebington about the 12th century.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bebington research. Another 253 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bebington History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Bebington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bebingtons to arrive on North American shores: Anne Bevington who settled in Virginia in 1660; Francis Bevington landed in America in 1772; Thomas Bevinton settled in Virginia in 1650.

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The Bebington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bebington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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