Baintun History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Baintun family

The surname Baintun was first found in Northumberland, where Osgode on Badingtune was listed there in 972. [1] 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 [2] as the place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Bada," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [3] Cambridgeshire has the oldest listing of the place name c. 980 when it was spelt Badingtun.

Important Dates for the Baintun family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baintun research. Another 148 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1471, 1618, 1734, 1480, 1544, 1593, 1657, 1614, 1653, 1618, 1679, 1640, 1679, 1664, 1691, 1685, 1690, 1621, 1672, 1661, 1672 and 1540 are included under the topic Early Baintun History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baintun Spelling Variations

The name Baintun, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Baynton, Bayntun, Bainton, Bainten, Banting, Baynten and many more.

Early Notables of the Baintun 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 Baintun family

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Baintun family, or who bore a variation of the surname Baintun 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..

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Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
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