Bannatyne is an ancient Scottish name that was first used by the Strathclyde-Briton people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire
, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Bannatyne family
The surname Bannatyne was first found in Lanarkshire
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland
, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire
, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they had been settled from ancient times.
Early History of the Bannatyne family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannatyne research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1153, 1153, 1460, 1680, 1800, 1545, 1608, 1605, 1671, 1616 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Bannatyne History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bannatyne Spelling Variations
Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations
in Scottish names. Bannatyne has been spelled Ballentine, Ballantyne, Ballantine, Ballentyne, Bannentyne, Bannantyne, Ballanden, Ballanden, Ballendine, Ballendyne, Ballentine and many more.
Early Notables of the Bannatyne family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was George Bannatyne (1545-1608), collector of Scottish poems, eponym of the Bannatyne Club in Edinburgh; Richard Bannatyne (died 1605), Scottish clergyman and scribe who served as secretary... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bannatyne Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bannatyne family to Ireland
Some of the Bannatyne family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 101 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bannatyne family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland
. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence
solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them:
Bannatyne Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Bannatyne, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1804 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Bannatyne Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W M Bannatyne, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
- John Bannatyne, aged 22, a joiner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
- James Bannatyne, aged 28, a farm servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Resolute" in 1865
Contemporary Notables of the name Bannatyne (post 1700)
- Lesley Bannatyne, American author
- William Bannatyne (1743-1833), Lord Bannatyne, Scottish lawyer and judge
- Duncan Bannatyne (b. 1949), Scottish entrepreneur
- George Bannatyne (1545-1608), Scottish antiquary and collector of poems
- James Bannatyne (b. 1975), New Zealand football player
- Andrew Bannatyne (1829-1889), Scottish-born Canadian politician and fur trader
- Thomas Bannatyne Gillies (1828-1889), Scottish-born, New Zealand politician
- Robert Bannatyne Finlay (1842-1929), Scottish jurist and statesman