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Bawtree History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Bawtree dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in or around the village of Bawtry, a small market town near Doncaster in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The surname may also be derived from residency near an elderberry tree, which was known as the Bor-tree or Baw-tree.

Early Origins of the Bawtree family

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

Early History of the Bawtree family

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Bawtree Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bawtree have been found, including Bawtree, Bawtry, Bautre, Bawtre, Bawthrie, Bautry, Bawtrey, Baughtree and many more.

Early Notables of the Bawtree family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bawtree family to the New World and Oceana

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bawtree, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World before the 19th century.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bawtree (post 1700)

  • George Bawtree, Mayor of Colchester, England 1838-39
  • Rear Admiral David Bawtree, British Civil Emergencies Adviser to the Home Office 1993-1997

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