Bane History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The history of the Bane family begins among the Pictish clans ancient Scotland. The name Bane comes from the Gaelic word Beathan or betha which means life. Bean was also the name of a saint in the Breviary of Aberdeen.

Early Origins of the Bane family

The surname Bane was first found in Aberdeen (part of the modern Grampian region), where one of the first times the name arose was a Bean who was a magistrate circa 1210. It is known, however, that the MacBains moved to Invernessshire, as sod bearers to the Chiefs of the great Clan Chattan (a powerful confederation of early Clans). The name literally means "son of the fair lad," and was frequently translated to MacBean (Bain.)

Saint Bean or Beyn ( fl. 1011), was, according to Fordun, appointed first bishop of Murthlach by Malclom II, at the instance of Pope Benedict VIII. A fragment of the charter of Malcolm II (1003-1029?), preserved in the register of the diocese of Aberdeen confirms this claim. [1] However, St. Bean is distinctly referred to as a native of Ireland: 'In Hybernia natalis Beani primi episcopi Aberdonensis et confessoris'. [1]

Important Dates for the Bane family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bane research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1411, 1400, 1550 and 1745 are included under the topic Early Bane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bane Spelling Variations

In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Bane has appeared Bean, Beane, Beyn, Bayn, Bene, Bane, Baine, Beine, Bayne, Beyne, Been, Beaine, MacBain, MacBean, MacVain, MacBean, MacVan and many more.

Early Notables of the Bane family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bane family to Ireland

Some of the Bane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bane migration to the United States

Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Bane:

Bane Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Bane, who landed in St Christopher in 1635 [2]
  • Dave Bane, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [2]
  • Eliz Bane, who landed in Virginia in 1654 [2]
  • William Bane, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Joost De Bane, who settled in America with his wife Elizabeth Drabbe in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Alexander Bane, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1711 [2]
  • Thomas Bane, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [2]
  • William Bane, who landed in Maryland in 1716 [2]
  • William Bane, who settled in Maryland in 1716
  • Mordecai Bane, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1716 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis Bane, aged 24, who landed in Texas in 1830 [2]
  • John Bane, who arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [2]
  • C. S. Bane, who settled in San Francisco in 1850
  • Eli Bane, aged 62, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • M Bane, aged 24, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bane migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bane Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Catharine Bane, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
Bane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Bane, aged 20, a yeoman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland
  • Mr. William Bane, aged 2 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Ajax" departing 16th April 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd June 1847 but he died on board [3]

Bane migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth Bane, (b. 1823), aged 15, Cornish servant travelling aboard the ship "Portland" arriving in New South Wales, Australia on 22nd December 1838 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bane (post 1700)

  • Michael Del Bane (1918-1984), American politician, Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Dan Bane (b. 1947), American Chairman and CEO of Trader Joe's, a privately held chain of specialty grocery stores
  • Edward Norman Bane (b. 1952), American former Major League Baseball player
  • Trish Bane, American politician, Mayor of Bristol, Tennessee, 2002 [5]
  • Thomas J. Bane (1913-1999), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1959-64, 1975-92; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964 [5]
  • Moses M. Bane, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Illinois, 1872 [5]
  • James Edward Bane (1896-1962), American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Dakota, 1944, 1956; Presidential Elector for South Dakota, 1944 [5]
  • Eustace H. Bane (b. 1904), American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1947-50; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 32nd District, 1951-56 [5]
  • Eugene Bane, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1960, 1964 [5]
  • E. M. Bane, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Virginia, 1956 [5]
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 64)
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, May 30). Ships' Passenger Lists of Arrivals in New South Wales on (1828 - 1842, 1848 - 1849) [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nsw_1838_on.pdf
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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