The name Babian came to England
with the ancestors of the Babian family in the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Babian family 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
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early Origins of the Babian family
The surname Babian 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.
Peter Babyon, Babyo, or Babion ( fl. 1317-1366), was an English poet and divine in the reign of Edward II, by birth an Englishman. CITATION[CLOSE]
Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
Early History of the Babian family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Babian research.Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1216, 1272, 1273, 1272, 1307, 1273, 1500, 1619, 1626, 1559, 1559, 1552, 1586 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Babian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Babian Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Babian are characterized by many spelling variations
. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Babian include Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.
Early Notables of the Babian family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Walter de Bavent, a prominent 13th century landholder in Lincolnshire.
William Bavand (fl. 1559), having been educated at Oxford, became a student in the Middle Temple, and published in 1559 'A work touching the... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Babian Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Babian family to the New World and Oceana
Faced with the chaos present in England
at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia
in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Babian, or a variant listed above: Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650 and Thomas Bavin in 1750.
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- ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print