Bautrey is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having 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 Bautrey family
The surname Bautrey was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bautrey family
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Bautrey 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 Bautrey family name include Bawtree, Bawtry, Bautre, Bawtre, Bawthrie, Bautry, Bawtrey, Baughtree and many more.
Early Notables of the Bautrey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bautrey family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bautrey surname or a spelling variation of the name include: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World before the 19th century.