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Early Origins of the Baughn family

The surname Baughn was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Baughn family

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Baughn 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 Baughn family name include Bawn, Bawne, Baun, Baughn, Baughan and others.

Early Notables of the Baughn family (pre 1700)

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Baughn Ranking

In the United States, the name Baughn is the 15,587th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Baughn family

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 Baughn surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Mary Bawn, who settled in Annapolis, MD in 1725; Henry Baun, who was naturalized in Pennsylvania in 1762; and John Bawn, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1854..

Contemporary Notables of the name Baughn (post 1700) +

  • Bretly W.R. Baughn (1940-1995), American actor from Florida, known for Matlock (1986), Dallas (1978) and Embassy (1985)
  • David Baughn (b. 1939), American producer from Los Angeles, California, known for Graduation Day (1981), The Evil Black Widow and Microwave Massacre II
  • Karen Baughn, American actress, known for American Christmas (2019), Office Assassins (2016) and Alley Way (2016)
  • Anadel Baughn, American actress, known for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011) and Crosshairs (2013)
  • David Baughn, American producer, known for Ripped to Shreds, Howard Lake and Charlie Lives: The Family's Return
  • Philip Baughn, American actor, known for The Beyond (2017), I.R.I.S. (2014) and Sync (2014)
  • Richard Baughn (b. 1958), American politician, Member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 2010 to 2014

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