Baverstyck is one of the many names that the Normans
brought with them when they conquered England
in 1066. The Baverstyck 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 Baverstyck family
The surname Baverstyck 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 Baverstyck family
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Baverstyck Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Baverstocke, Baverstock, Baverstoke, Bayverstock, Beaverstock, Beaverstocke and many more.
Early Notables of the Baverstyck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baverstyck family to Ireland
Some of the Baverstyck family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Baverstyck family to the New World and Oceana
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Baverstyck name or one of its variants: the family of Baverstock who landed in New England