from ancient times.
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The name Bassingthwaighte, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Basingthwaite, Bassingthwaite, Bassingthwaight, Bassinthwaite, Basinthwaite, Basingthwaight, Bassenthwaite, Bastumwatht and many more.
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Bassingthwaighte family, or who bore a variation of the surname Bassingthwaighte were John Basingthwayte who settled in Virginia in 1622.