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Bawbyrny History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The saga of the Bawbyrny family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts. They lived in the lands of Balbirnie in Fife. The name is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties.

Early Origins of the Bawbyrny family


The surname Bawbyrny was first found in Fife, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bawbyrny family


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Bawbyrny Spelling Variations


Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Bawbyrny has been written Balbirnie, Balbirney, Ballbirnie, Ballbirney, Ballbyrnie, Bawbyrny, Baldbernie and many more.

Early Notables of the Bawbyrny family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bawbyrny family to Ireland


Some of the Bawbyrny family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bawbyrny family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Bawbyrny: Charles Balbirnie who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1827; and then moved westward.

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