Today's generation of the Bapen family bears a name that was brought to England
by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bapen family lived in Suffolk
, where soon after the Norman Conquest
, the village of Eston-Bavent was named after this illustrious family. Originally the name comes from the hamlet of Bavant (Bavent)
in the Caen region of Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bapen family
The surname Bapen was first found in Suffolk
, where the family gave its name to the village of Eston-Bavent after the Conquest. The name was originally associated with the hamlet of Bavent in the Caen region of France.
Early History of the Bapen family
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Bapen Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bapen were recorded, including Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.
Early Notables of the Bapen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bapen family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Bapen arrived in North America very early: Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650 and Thomas Bavin in 1750.