Early Origins of the Basinger family
Hampshire at Basing or Old Basing as it is sometimes known. This village and parish is in the union and hundred of Basingstoke. The first listing of this Saxon place name was found in 871 when it was listed as Basengum. An Anglo-Saxon tribe was known as the Basingas and some believe that is is the true source of the village name as literally the place name means "settlement of the followers of a man called Basa." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) "This place is remarkable for having been the scene of the defeat of King Ethelred I by the Danes, in 871." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. The Battle of Basing was on the 22nd of January in 871. "At the period of the Norman survey, Hugh de Port held fifty-five lordships in the county, of which Basing was the head" CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands who was recorded in the Domesday Book.
Early History of the Basinger family
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Basinger Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Basing, Basings, Bainges and others.
Early Notables of the Basinger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Basinger family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Basinger or a variant listed above:
Basinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Basinger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Basinger (post 1700)
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