Bannen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bannen is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who was a slayer of men in battle. The name means warrior or solider.

Early Origins of the Bannen family

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

Early History of the Bannen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannen research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Bannen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bannen Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bannen are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bannen include Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.

Early Notables of the Bannen family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Bannen family to Ireland

Some of the Bannen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 50 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bannen migration to the United States +

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bannen or a variant listed above:

Bannen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • P Bannen, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]

Australia Bannen migration to Australia +

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

Bannen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Bannen, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Bridget Bannen, aged 23, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Elly Bannen, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"
  • Margaret Bannen, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Telegraph"


  1. ^ 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)


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