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The ancestors of the name Banville date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in one of two villages called Bamfyld in the counties of Devon and Somerset.

Banville Early Origins



The surname Banville was first found in Devon, at Poltimore where John Baumfield was the original ancestor of this family having been granted lands there during the reign of Edward I. His pedigree can be traced for three generations before that period. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
The family were bequeathed the manor of Poltimore in 1298 by William Pontyngton, Canon of Exeter Cathedral. Today Poltimore House is a 18th-century country house having gone through many changes from the original grant. The current iteration of Poltimore House was built by Richard Bampfylde (d.1595) about 1550 or so.

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Banville Spelling Variations


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Banville Spelling Variations



Banville has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bamfield, Bammfield, Bramfield, Bamfeld, Bampfeld, Bampfield, Banfilde, Bampfild, Bampfyld, Bamfeild, Banfield and many more.

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Banville Early History


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Banville Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Banville research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1272, 1462, 1492, 1575, 1581, 1582, 1642, 1752, 1766, 1560, 1626, 1597, 1585, 1621, 1622, 1628, 1629, 1683, 1633, 1692, 1659, 1671, 1679, 1685 and 1679 are included under the topic Early Banville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Banville Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Banville Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Richard de Bamfield, a prominent 13th century landholder in Hertfordshire; Sir Amyas Bampfylde (1560-1626), an English Member of Parliament, Member of Parliament for Devon (1597); his son, John Bampfield (born ca. 1585), an English politician, Member of Parliament for...

Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Banville Notables 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Banvilles to arrive on North American shores:

Banville Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Madeleine Banville married in the same town in 1793
  • Charles Banville married in Louis-Gazes in 1794

Banville Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Marie-Elisabeth Banville married in Rimouski in 1763
  • Jean-Baptiste Banville married in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec in 1773
  • Jean-Baptiste Banville married in Rimouski in 1789
  • Marie-Joseph Banville married in Rimouski in 1792
  • Antoine Banville married in Rimouski in 1796

Banville Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Jacques Banville, who married in Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec in 1747, the first of 62 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900

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Contemporary Notables of the name Banville (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Banville (post 1700)



  • Stephen Banville (b. 1985), Irish sportsperson
  • PJ Banville, Gaelic footballer from County Wexford, Ireland
  • Melanie Louise Banville (b. 1987), Canadian gymnast
  • Théodore Faullain de Banville (1823-1891), French poet and writer
  • William John "John" Banville (b. 1945), Irish novelist and screenwriter
  • D Banville, Canadian government administrator

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Banville Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Banville 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.

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