The origins of the name Baveray are with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from a baptismal name meaning son of Barbara.
In some instances, the name may have also been a nickname
for someone, such as a Moor or Berber, who appeared to be of North African heritage. In such a case the name is a reference to the Barbary Coast of North Africa.
Early Origins of the Baveray family
The surname Baveray was first found in Leicestershire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Baveray family
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Baveray Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Baveray has been spelled many different ways, including Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.
Early Notables of the Baveray family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baveray family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Baverays to arrive in North America: Thomas Barbery of Maryland who arrived in 1666.