The name Bautray is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived in or around the village of Bawtry
, a small market town near Doncaster in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname may also be derived from residency near an elderberry tree, which was known as the Bor-tree
Early Origins of the Bautray family
The surname Bautray was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bautray family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bautray research.Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1298, 1316, 1379, 1429, 1576, 1604, 1605 and 1624 are included under the topic Early Bautray History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bautray Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bautray are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bautray include: Bawtree, Bawtry, Bautre, Bawtre, Bawthrie, Bautry, Bawtrey, Baughtree and many more.
Early Notables of the Bautray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bautray family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bautray or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World before the 19th century.