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Baines is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Baines family lived in Baynes, near Bayeux, Normandy. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Today Baynes is part of Lower Normandy.

Baines Early Origins



The surname Baines was first found in Dover, where Eustace de Bauns, witnessed a charter of William Peverill of Dover temp. William the Conqueror. Lucas de Bans, or Bayons, was from Lincolnshire. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Indeed the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Henry de Bayns and John de Bayns in Lincolnshire at that time. A few years later, John de Bayns was listed in Staffordshire temp. Henry III- Edward I. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls had only one listing of the name, Thomas de Baines in 1379. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Assize Rolls of Lancashire listed William Banes in 1246. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

"The principal mansion [of Littledale, Lancashire], called the Craggs, was granted by the first lord Monteagle to Richard Baines, his standard-bearer, for heroic conduct in the battle of Flodden-Field; and on the estate is a field which the standard-bearer named Flodden, from its similarity to the field whence his fortunes and honors sprang." (TD

From about the 16th century, the name was found further north in Scotland. "Alexander Banys had a respite in 1541 for art and part of the slauchter of Schir William Stevinsoune, chaplane, on the Links of Kincrag about nine years before. This name was not uncommon in St. Andrews in the sixteenth century, and Thomas Banis, a bluegown, is recorded there in 1583. Andrew Beanes, flesher in Edinburgh, 1617, and another Andrew Baines was locksmith there, 1676." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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Baines Spelling Variations


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Baines Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Baines, Banes, Baynes, Bayns, Baynnes, Bainnes and others.

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Baines Early History


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Baines Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baines research. Another 325 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1246, 1273, 1379, 1577, 1676, 1622, 1671, 1622, 1680, 1774 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Baines History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baines Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baines Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baines Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World 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 stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Baines or a variant listed above:

Baines Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Baines, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Geo Baines, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • Christopher Baines, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Alice Baines, who sailed to Barbados in 1680
  • John Baines, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1682

Baines Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andrew Baines sailed to America in 1711
  • George Baines, who arrived in Maryland in 1734

Baines Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Baines, who arrived in New York in 1820
  • Richard Baines, who landed in Arkansas in 1848
  • Allen Baines, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Joseph Baines, aged 28, landed in New York in 1854
  • Michael Baines, aged 36, arrived in New York in 1854

Baines Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Baines, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Angelina" on April 25, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Baines Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Matthew Baines arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • James Baines arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
  • Caroline Baines arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baines (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baines (post 1700)



  • Robert A. Baines (b. 1946), American Democrat politician, Mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire, 2000-05; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 2000, 2004
  • John D. Baines, American politician, Mayor of Charleston, West Virginia, 1882-84
  • Rt. Rev. Nicholas Baines (b. 1957), English Bishop of Croydon
  • Thomas Baines, English artist and explorer of British colonial southern Africa and Australia
  • John Baines, English Egyptologist at Oxford University
  • Sir Frank Baines (1877-1933), English architect
  • Edward Baines (1774-1848), English newspaper-proprietor and politician
  • Matthew Talbot Baines, British lawyer and politician, member of the House of Parliament

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Baines Historic Events


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Baines Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Godfrey J Baines (b. 1910), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Arthur Baines, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Richard "Rich" Baines (d. 1912), aged 24, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vel arte vel marte
Motto Translation: Either by art or strength.


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 27) Angelina voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 171 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/angelina/1844

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
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The Baines Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baines 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.

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