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The Anglo-Saxon name Baigent comes from when its first bearer worked as a coiner or minter. The name is derived from a coin called the byzantius, whose name is derived from the city of Byzantium, where they were minted.

Baigent Early Origins



The surname Baigent was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Baigent Spelling Variations


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Baigent Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Baigent include Besant, Besaynt, Bezant, Bessant, Besand, Beasant, Bessent, Beazant, Bayzand, Beszant, Bassant, Bassent and many more.

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Baigent Early History


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Baigent Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baigent research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1168, 1190, 1194, 1748, 1752, 1776, 1836, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Baigent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baigent Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baigent Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baigent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Baigent or a variant listed above:

Baigent Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • H Baigent, who settled in Victoria, BC in 1862
  • Martha Baigent, aged 7, landed in New York in 1862

Baigent Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • H Baigent, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Baigent Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Baigent, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Mary Ann Baigent, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Edward Baigent, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Alfred Baigent, aged 8, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Baigent, aged 6, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Baigent Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baigent Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 11 November 2015 at 09:44.

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