Baverstoke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Baverstoke is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Baverstoke family lived in Wiltshire where they held a family seat from the 11th century. The family takes its name from a place called Baverstock in this area.
Early Origins of the Baverstoke family
The surname Baverstoke was first found in Wiltshire at Baverstock, a small village and former civil parish. Conjecturally they were Lords of the manor of Baverstock, originally Babestoche, which was held at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book Survey in 1086, by the Abbess of Wilton.
Early History of the Baverstoke family
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Baverstoke Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Baverstoke include Baverstocke, Baverstock, Baverstoke, Bayverstock, Beaverstock, Beaverstocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Baverstoke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baverstoke family
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Baverstokes to arrive on North American shores: the family of Baverstock who landed in New England in 1720.
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