Bannent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Bannent is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a person who was a slayer of men in battle. The name means warrior or solider.
Early Origins of the Bannent family
The surname Bannent 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 Bannent family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bannent research. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 189 and are included under the topic Early Bannent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bannent Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bannent include Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.
Early Notables of the Bannent family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bannent family to Ireland
Some of the Bannent 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.
Migration of the Bannent family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bannent were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: James Banning who settled in New England in 1774; Martin Banning arrived in Pennsylvania in 1856.
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