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Bastin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Bastin family


The surname Bastin was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of St Columb Major who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086. Sebastian is a masculine given name that is derived from the Latin name Sebastianus meaning "from Sebastia" and is also a surname derived from Saint Sebastian (died c. 288), an early Christian saint and martyr.

Early History of the Bastin family


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Bastin Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bastian, Basten, Bastin, Bastien, Bastion, Baston and many more.

Early Notables of the Bastin family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bastin family to the New World and Oceana


Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Bastin name or one of its variants:

Bastin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Bastin, who arrived in Virginia in 1679 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bastin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francois Bastin, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • François Bastin, who settled in Louisiana from 1719 to 1724
  • Christina Bastin, who landed in America in 1754 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bastin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I R Bastin, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1858 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Bastin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bastin, aged 38, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1854.shtml

Bastin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Walter Bastin, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860

Contemporary Notables of the name Bastin (post 1700)


  • Edward William "Ted" Bastin (1926-2011), American physicist and mathematician
  • Bruce Bastin (b. 1939), English folklorist
  • Clifford Sydney "Cliff" Bastin (1912-1991), English footballer who played for the England National Team from 1931 to 1938
  • Julia Bastin (1888-1968), Belgian academic, educator and novelist
  • George Bastin (1893-1947), Australian rules footballer who played for St Kilda in 1915
  • Captain Frank Bastin, Belgian scientist who assisted in the scientific preparation of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1957-1958), eponym of Mount Bastin
  • Marjolein Bastin (b. 1943), Dutch noted nature artist, writer, children's author and illustrator, best known for her "Vera the Mouse" character
  • Jules Bastin (b. 1879), Belgian sports shooter in the 30m team military pistol event at the 1920 Summer Olympics
  • Jules A. G. Bastin (1889-1944), Belgian officer in the Belgian army during World War I; captured by the Germans in 1914, he was famous for repeated escape attempts, he succeeded on his tenth try
  • Jules Bastin (1933-1996), Belgian operatic bass
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 25th October 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1854.shtml

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