When the ancestors of the Babant family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Suffolk
, where soon after the Norman Conquest
, the village of Eston-Bavent was named after this illustrious family. Originally the name comes from the hamlet of Bavant (Bavent)
in the Caen region of Normandy.
Early Origins of the Babant family
The surname Babant was first found in Suffolk
, where the family gave its name to the village of Eston-Bavent after the Conquest. The name was originally associated with the hamlet of Bavent in the Caen region of France.
Early History of the Babant family
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Babant Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Babant have been found, including Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.
Early Notables of the Babant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Babant family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland
, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Babant were among those contributors: Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650 and Thomas Bavin in 1750.