The origins of the Beanghan name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Norfolk.
Early Origins of the Beanghan family
The surname Beanghan was first found in the county of Norfolk
. Baynham Hall is a 17th century manor house located in Michaelchurch-On-Arrow, Gladestry, Powys
. We do known that Hugh Lloyd purchased Baynham Hall in about 1830, but as far as who originally had the manor house built remains a mystery.
John Bankyn or Banekyne ( fl. 1382), was an "Augustinian friar and opponent of Wycliffe, born in London and educated in the Augustinian monastery of that city and afterwards at Oxford, where he attained the degree of doctor of divinity. " CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Beanghan family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beanghan research.Another 80 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1476, 1500, 1557, 1532, 1497, 1501, 1516, 1532, 1546, 1543, 1536, 1611, 1582, 1602, 1628, 1606, 1664, 1629, 1681, 1565 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Beanghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beanghan Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Beanghan were recorded, including Baynham, Bayneham, Bainham, Banham, Banam and others.
Early Notables of the Beanghan family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Thomas Baynham (d. 1500), Constable of St Briavel's Castle. His descendant, Sir Christopher Baynham (d.1557) was the first of the family to hold Clearwell, a village and former ancient manor in the Forest of Dean, West Gloucestershire.
James Bainham (d. 1532), was an English martyr, who according to Foxe, was a son of Sir Alexander Bainham, who was Sheriff of Gloucestershire
in 1497, 1501, and 1516, though his name does not occur in any of the pedigrees of the family. James was sentenced as a relapsed heretic and burned in Smithfield on 30 April... Another 106 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beanghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beanghan family to Ireland
Some of the Beanghan family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Beanghan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Beanghan family emigrate to North America: William Baynham who settled in New England
in 1718; Richard Baynham settled in Maryland in 1774; Henry Baynham also settled in New England
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- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print