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Bathurst is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bathurst family once lived in the ancient manor named Bathurst, which was located near Battel Abbey in the county of Sussex.

Bathurst Early Origins



The surname Bathurst was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest of 1066. The first record was in Bathurst, of that shire, not far from Battle Abbey which contains the records of the Battle of Hastings. The church in the parish of Mixbury in Oxfordshire played an important role in the family's lineage. "The church has a Norman doorway with zigzag mouldings, leading into the south aisle; the nave and chancel are separated by a large Norman arch, and at the east end of the north aisle is the burial-place of the Bathurst family. Here are some remains of an ancient fortification, originally surrounded by a moat, and by the Normans called Beaumont." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Another branch of the family was found at Kirby Horton in Kent in early days. "Franks, the seat of the Bathurst family since the commencement of the reign of Elizabeth, is situated on the bank of the Darent, which flows through the village." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Monuments of the family can also be found in the church of Laverstock in Wiltshire.


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Bathurst Spelling Variations


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Bathurst Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bathurst family name include Bathurst, Bathirst, Bothurst, Bethurst, Bothirst, Bathurrst, Bathurste, Bathurstt, Baithurst, Beathurst, Baathurst, Bauthurst, Bathearst, Bathearste and many more.

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Bathurst Early History


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Bathurst Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bathurst research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1889, 1607, 1659, 1620, 1704, 1684, 1775, 1712 and 1772 are included under the topic Early Bathurst History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bathurst Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bathurst Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bathurst Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bathurst In Ireland


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Bathurst In Ireland



Some of the Bathurst family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 33 words (2 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bathurst surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bathurst Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Charles Bathurst, who landed in Maryland in 1679
  • Lancelot Bathurst, who arrived in Virginia in 1680
  • Charles Bathurst settled in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • Mary Bathurst settled in Barbados in 1688

Bathurst Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Sir Francis Bathurst who settled in Georgia in 1734 with his wife, Frances, three daughters, and son Robert

Bathurst Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bathurst landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1823

Bathurst Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William L. Bathurst, aged 22, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • William Bathurst arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Emily" in 1849

Bathurst Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • M. J. Bathurst, aged 27, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bathurst (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bathurst (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Robert Marks Bathurst (1893-1964), American Attached to the Military Staff Commission, United Nations (1949-1950)
  • Seymour Henry Bathurst (1864-1943), 7th Earl Bathurst
  • Allen Alexander Bathurst (1832-1892), 6th Earl Bathurst
  • William Lennox Bathurst (1791-1878), 5th Earl Bathurst
  • Henry George Bathurst (1790-1866), 4th Earl Bathurst
  • Henry Bathurst (1714-1794), 2nd Earl Bathurst (created Lord Apsley in 1771)
  • Sir Frederick Bathurst (1807-1881), English cricketer
  • Henry Bathurst (1762-1834), 3rd Earl Bathurst, English statesman, member of the UK Parliament
  • Henry Bathurst (1744-1837), English clergyman
  • Allen Algernon Bathurst, Lord Apsley (18951942), British politician

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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: Tien ta foy
Motto Translation: Kepp thy faith.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Bathurst Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bathurst 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.

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