Bainten History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bainten family
The surname Bainten was first found in Northumberland, where Osgode on Badingtune was listed there in 972.  Bainton (St. Mary), is a parish, in the union of Stamford, soke of Peterborough in Northumberland. Bainton is also found in Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire  as the place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Bada," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun."  Cambridgeshire has the oldest listing of the place name c. 980 when it was spelt Badingtun.
Early History of the Bainten family
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Bainten Spelling Variations
Although the name, Bainten, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Baynton, Bayntun, Bainton, Bainten, Banting, Baynten and many more.
Early Notables of the Bainten family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Henry Bayntun of Bromham, Wiltshire; Sir Edward Bayntun (1480-1544), from Bromham, Wiltshire; he was a gentleman at the court of Henry VIII of England, vice-chamberlain to Anne Boleyn, and brother-in-law of Queen Catherine Howard, Henry VIII's fifth wife; Sir Edward Bayntun (1593-1657), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1653; Sir Edward Bayntun (1618-1679), an English politician who sat in...
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Migration of the Bainten family
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Bainten family name Bainten, or who bore a variation of the surname were Hester Baynton who settled in Virginia in 1725; William Baynton who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1720; Henry Bayntin settled in Newbern in 1820..
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: Il tempo passa
Motto Translation: Time passes.
- Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)