Barbant is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Barbon
, about three miles north of Kirkby Lonsdale another small town in Cumbria
, on the River Lune.
Early Origins of the Barbant family
The surname Barbant was first found in Westmorland
, (now known as Cumbria) where they held a family seat
at Barbon Manor from ancient times. Arguably the name could have originated from Barbourne, a parish in Worcestershire
and if the surname originated in southern England
, it is likely from this latter source. It seems that people from both locals claim their origin of the name as distinct. Barebone (1596-1679), the London leather merchant and preacher descended from the Worcestershire
Early History of the Barbant family
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Barbant Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Barbant family name include Barbon, Barbone, Barebone, Barebayn, Barbyn, Barbyne, Barboyn, Barboyne, Barban and many more.
Early Notables of the Barbant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barbant family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Barbant Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Marie Barbant, who settled in Quebec in 1666
Barbant Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Frederick J. Barbant, aged 20, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Chile" in 1874