from ancient times.
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The name, Bassingthwaite, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Basingthwaite, Bassingthwaite, Bassingthwaight, Bassinthwaite, Basinthwaite, Basingthwaight, Bassenthwaite, Bastumwatht and many more.
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. 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." Among the early settlers bearing the Bassingthwaite surname who came to North America were: John Basingthwayte who settled in Virginia in 1622.