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Bavin is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bavin family lived in Suffolk, where soon after the Norman Conquest, the village of Eston-Bavent was named after this illustrious family. Originally the name comes from the hamlet of Bavant (Bavent) in the Caen region of Normandy.

Bavin Early Origins



The surname Bavin was first found in Suffolk, where the family gave its name to the village of Eston-Bavent after the Conquest. The name was originally associated with the hamlet of Bavent in the Caen region of France.

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Bavin Spelling Variations


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Bavin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bavin have been found, including Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.

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Bavin Early History


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Bavin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bavin research. Another 525 words (38 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1216, 1272, 1273, 1272, 1307, 1273, 1500, 1619 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Bavin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bavin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bavin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bavin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bavin were among those contributors:

Bavin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Mary Bavin, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Ann Bavin, who arrived in Maryland in 1669

Bavin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1750

Bavin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Richard Bavin, who landed in New York in 1840
  • W P Bavin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850

Bavin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Bavin, English convict from Lincoln, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bavin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bavin (post 1700)



  • Lancelot Bavin (1881-1956), New Zealand-born, Australian educator
  • Rev. Timothy John Bavin, British Bishop of Portsmouth, England (1985-1995)
  • Sir Thomas Rainsford Bavin (b. 1874), New Zealand-born, Australian politician, 24th Premier of New South Wales

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Bavin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bavin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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