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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought much change to the island nation, including many immigrants with new names. Among these immigrants were the ancestors of the Bastable family, who lived in Devon, where they had been granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The name literally means of Barnstaple which is a port or market town in Devon.

Bastable Early Origins



The surname Bastable was first found in Devon, where they had been granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bastable Spelling Variations


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Bastable 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 Bastable were recorded, including Barnstable, Bastable, Bastaple, Barnstaple, Bernstaple, Bearnstable, Barnstagle, Barnstabell, Barstable and many more.

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Bastable Early History


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Bastable Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bastable research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bastable History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bastable Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bastable Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bastable Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bastable In Ireland


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Bastable In Ireland



Some of the Bastable family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 129 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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, Australia, 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 Bastable arrived in North America very early:

Bastable Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Katherine Bastable who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Katherine Bastable, who arrived in Virginia in 1679

Bastable Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Bastable, who landed in New York in 1836
  • Daniel and David Bastable arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1844
  • Bartholomew Bastable, aged 42, arrived in New York, NY in 1845
  • James Bastable, who landed in New York in 1850
  • Thomas Bastable, who arrived in Indiana in 1862

Bastable Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Bastable, aged 39, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bastable (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bastable (post 1700)



  • Anthony Leslie "Tony" Bastable (1944-2007), English television presenter, best known as one of original presenters of the children's programme Magpie
  • Harry Bastable, English former international motorcycle Speedway rider and promoter
  • Stephen Henry "Steve" Bastable (b. 1956), English former Speedway rider, from Birmingham

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Bastable Historic Events


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Bastable Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Claude Bastable, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Regardez mort
Motto Translation: Regard the dead.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
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    The Bastable Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bastable Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 21 January 2016 at 12:24.

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