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The first people to use the distinguished Bayes 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.

Bayes Early Origins



The surname Bayes 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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Bayes Spelling Variations


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Bayes 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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Bayes Early History


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Bayes Early History



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

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Bayes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bayes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Bayes In Ireland


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Bayes In Ireland



Some of the Bayes 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 Bayes:

Bayes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Bayes, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1643
  • Glogs Bayes, who arrived in Virginia in 1651

Bayes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry William Bayes, aged 16, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • Henry William Bayes arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Indian" in 1849
  • William Bayes, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • John Bayes, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • Francis Bayes, aged 25, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Osceola"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bayes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bayes (post 1700)



  • Ronald Homer Bayes (b. 1932), American author and educator
  • Nora Bayes (1880-1928), American singer & actress
  • Ashley John Bayes (b. 1972), English professional footballer
  • Thomas Bayes (1702-1761), English clergyman and mathematician
  • Gilbert Bayes (1872-1953), British sculptor; a gallery at the Victoria and Albert Museum bears his name
  • Thomas Bayes (1702-1761), British mathematician, statistician and religious leader

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Citations


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Citations



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

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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The Bayes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bayes 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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