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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bainbridge is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the parish of Aysgarth in North Yorkshire. The family originated in Bainbridge, which derives from the Old Norse words Beinn which literally means straight, and from the Old English word "Brycg" which means bridge. According to tradition, a Saxon by the name of Bayn defended a bridge against the enemy.

Bainbridge Early Origins



The surname Bainbridge was first found in North Yorkshire where Bainbridge is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district. This township holds about 14,210 acres, and takes its name from the river Bain. The Roman name for Bainbridge was Virosidum and the remains of a Roman Fort are located just outside the village. Bembridge is a village and civil parish on the easternmost point of the Isle of Wight where the Bembridge Windmill is the only remaining windmill on the Isle of Wight and dates from around 1700.

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Bainbridge Spelling Variations


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Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge include Bainbridge, Bainebridge, Banbridge, Bainbrigg, Baynbrigg and many more.

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Bainbridge Early History


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Bainbridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bainbridge research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1462, 1514, 1511, 1514, 1636 and 1703 are included under the topic Early Bainbridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bainbridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bainbridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Christopher Bainbridge (1462-1514), Archbishop of York, who was made a Cardinal by Pope Julius II on 10 March, 1511; he was...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bainbridge 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 Bainbridge or a variant listed above:

Bainbridge Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Guy Bainbridge who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1620
  • Guy Bainbridge, who landed in Boston in 1634
  • Henry Bainbridge, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • John Bainbridge, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1683
  • John Bainbridge, who landed in New Jersey in 1684

Bainbridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Bainbridge, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804
  • James R Bainbridge, aged 20, arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804

Bainbridge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sam Bainbridge, who came to Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Samuel Bainbridge, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774

Bainbridge Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Bainbridge, aged 24, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the barque "New Brunswick" from Liverpool, England
  • Charles M Bainbridge, who arrived in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Bainbridge Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bainbridge, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Constance"
  • John Bainbridge, aged 20, a smith, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Blundell"

Bainbridge Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Bainbridge, aged 29, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Isabella Bainbridge, aged 25, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • John Bainbridge, aged 6, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Sarah Bainbridge, aged 4, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842
  • Elizabeth Bainbridge, aged 1, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Martha Ridgway" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bainbridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bainbridge (post 1700)



  • William Sims Bainbridge (b. 1940), American sociologist
  • William G. Bainbridge (1925-2008), the fifth Sergeant Major of the Army
  • Stephen Levi Bainbridge, American politician, Mayor of Chico, California, 1929-33, 1937-38
  • Robert S. Bainbridge (1913-1959), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Senate, 1943-46
  • Mrs. J. A. Bainbridge, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940
  • Frank Bainbridge, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Alabama, 1936
  • Alexander Gilbert Bainbridge (1885-1936), American Republican politician, Mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1933-35
  • Commodore William Bainbridge (1774-1833), American Commander of "Old Ironsides" during the War of 1812, namesake of the city of Bainbridge, Georgia
  • Kenneth Tompkins Bainbridge (1904-1996), American physicist, professor of physics at Harvard University, who directed world's first atomic bomb tests
  • Gilbert Ronald Bainbridge (1925-2003), American nuclear physicist and engineer
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bainbridge Historic Events


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Bainbridge Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. Sidney H Bainbridge (1873-1914), English Miner from North Field, Worchester, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Harry Michael Bainbridge (1954-1988), American Attorney from Montrose, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    11. ...

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