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The ancient name of Bannant finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who was a slayer of men in battle. The name means warrior or solider.

Bannant Early Origins



The surname Bannant was first found in London, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bannant Spelling Variations


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Bannant Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bannant family name include Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.

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Bannant Early History


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Bannant Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannant research. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Bannant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bannant Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bannant Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bannant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bannant In Ireland


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Bannant In Ireland



Some of the Bannant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bannant surname or a spelling variation of the name include : James Banning who settled in New England in 1774; Martin Banning arrived in Pennsylvania in 1856.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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    The Bannant Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bannant 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 October 2013 at 11:32.

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