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Besant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Besant family


The surname Besant was first found in Austria, where the name Besan was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society of early European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Besant family


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Besant Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Besan, Bessan, Besann, Besanne, Bessane, Bessanne, Bessans, Besand, Besant, Basan, Baesan, Bassan, Baessan, Basann, Baesann, Bassane, Baessane, Bassanne, Baessanne, Bassans, Baessans, Basands, Baesands, Basant, Baesant, Bessen, Bassent, Bassen and many more.

Early Notables of the Besant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Besant family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Thomas Bessen who arrived in Virginia in 1640; John Bassent arrived in South Carolina in 1673; Thomas Bessen who arrived in Virginia in 1640; Thomas Bessen who arrived in Virginia in 1640.

Contemporary Notables of the name Besant (post 1700)


  • Annie Besant (1847-1933), British theosophist, who worked with Charles Bradlaugh (1874 to 1888) in politics and free thought propaganda
  • Sir Walter Besant (1836-1901), English novelist and historian from London

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