Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Bambrack 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.
Early Origins of the Bambrack family
The surname Bambrack 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.
Early History of the Bambrack family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bambrack research.Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1462, 1514, 1511, 1514, 1636, 1703 and 1583 are included under the topic Early Bambrack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bambrack Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bambrack has been spelled many different ways, including Bainbridge, Bainebridge, Banbridge, Bainbrigg, Baynbrigg and many more.
Early Notables of the Bambrack family (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 poisoned in 1514 by one of his... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bambrack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bambrack family to Ireland
Some of the Bambrack family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bambrack family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bambracks to arrive in North America: Guy Bainbridge who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1620; Christopher and Henry Banbridge, who both settled in Virginia in 1635; Robert Banbrig, who settled in Barbados with his servants in 1679.