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.
Early Origins of the Bannant family
family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bannant family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bannant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bannant family to Ireland
Some of the Bannant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bannant family to the New World and Oceana
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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