name Bannyn comes from when its first bearer worked as a person who was a slayer of men in battle. The name means warrior or solider.
Early Origins of the Bannyn family
The surname Bannyn was first found in London, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bannyn family
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Bannyn Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bannyn include Banning, Baning, Bannin and others.
Early Notables of the Bannyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bannyn family to Ireland
Some of the Bannyn 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.
Migration of the Bannyn family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bannyn or a variant listed above: James Banning who settled in New England
in 1774; Martin Banning arrived in Pennsylvania in 1856.