The name Banwel is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in one of two villages called Bamfyld
in the counties of Devon
Early Origins of the Banwel family
The surname Banwel 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. 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.
Banwell is a village and civil parish on the River Banwell in the North Somerset and dates back to Saxon times when it was first listed as Bananwylle in 904. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) By the time the the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name has evolved to being known as Banwelle. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) "The manor has been in the possession of the bishops of Bath and Wells since the time of Edward the Confessor. A monastery was founded at Banwell by one of the early Saxon kings, to the abbacy of which Alfred the Great appointed Asser." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of Scotland. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Banwel family
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Banwel Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Banwel were recorded, including Bamfield, Bammfield, Bramfield, Bamfeld, Bampfeld, Bampfield, Banfilde, Bampfild, Bampfyld, Bamfeild, Banfield and many more.
Early Notables of the Banwel family (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 Banwel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Banwel family to Ireland
Some of the Banwel family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Banwel family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Banwel family emigrate to North America: John Bampfield, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1798.