Bavin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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. [1]

Early Origins of the Bavin family

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.

Peter Babyon, Babyo, or Babion ( fl. 1317-1366), was an English poet and divine in the reign of Edward II, by birth an Englishman. [2]

Important Dates for the Bavin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bavin research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1216, 1272, 1273, 1272, 1307, 1273, 1500, 1619, 1626, 1559, 1559, 1552, 1586 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Bavin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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.

Early Notables of the Bavin family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Walter de Bavent, a prominent 13th century landholder in Lincolnshire. William Bavand (fl. 1559), having been educated at Oxford, became a student in the Middle Temple, and published in 1559 'A work touching the...
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Bavin migration to the United States

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 [3]
  • Ann Bavin, who arrived in Maryland in 1669 [3]
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 [3]
  • W P Bavin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 [3]

Bavin migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [4]

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

Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ 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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