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The first people to use the distinguished Bay family name were found in Sussex. Their name however, was a reference to the Old French word baille, meaning the outer wall of a feudal castle, and indicates that the original bearer lived near such a structure.

Bay Early Origins



The surname Bay was first found in Colchester, where they had been granted lands about the year 1500. The name was originally spelt Baye, and Beyer. The parish of Bennington in Lincolnshire was another ancient family seat. "This place belonged to the family of Bay, of whom William Bay was summoned to the grand council at Westminster in 1353, as member for Boston: the ancient family mansion, Bay Hall, is still entire." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bay Spelling Variations


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Bay Spelling Variations



Huguenot surnames were only slightly Anglicized, and they remain to this day a distinct group of surnames in England. Nevertheless, Huguenot surnames have been subject to numerous spelling alterations since the names emerged in France. French surnames have a variety of spelling variations because the French language has changed drastically over the centuries. French was developed from the vernacular Latin of the Roman Empire. It is divided into three historic and linguistic periods: Old French, which developed before the 14th century; Middle French, which was used between the 14th and 16th centuries; and Modern French, which was used after the 16th century and continues to be in use today. In all of these periods, the French language was heavily influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when the barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heaviliy from the Italian language during the Renaissance. Huguenot names have numerous variations. The name may be spelled Bay, Baye, Bayes, Bays and others.

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Bay Early History


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Bay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bay research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 170 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Bay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bay Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bay In Ireland


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Bay In Ireland



Some of the Bay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Bay:

Bay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Bay, aged 16, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Bay, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • Andrew and Sarah Bay arrived in Virginia in 1663

Bay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Steph Bay, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Margreth Bay, who arrived in America in 1770
  • Christian, George, and Jacob Bay all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Jacob Bay, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1771
  • Charles and John Bay settled in Maryland in 1774

Bay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R L Bay, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

Bay Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Benjamin Bay arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
  • Maria Bay arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840
  • Martin Bay arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bay (post 1700)




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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Bay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bay 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.

This page was last modified on 16 March 2016 at 13:49.

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