Bayman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient history of the Bayman name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided near a mountain. This name was brought to England by the Normans, and is a corruption of the Norman French name Beaumont, which means beautiful mountain.

Early Origins of the Bayman family

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

Important Dates for the Bayman family

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Bayman Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bayman include Beman, Beeman, Bemon, Beemon, Bayman, Baymon and many more.

Early Notables of the Bayman family (pre 1700)

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Bayman migration to the United States

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bayman or a variant listed above:

Bayman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Get, Bayman, who landed in Virginia in 1662 [1]
Bayman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Maria Bayman, aged 20, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Hermann Bayman, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1897
Bayman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Leo Bayman, aged 27, who immigrated to the United States, in 1914
  • Frederick Bayman, aged 39, who immigrated to America, in 1918
  • Fred Bayman, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Walter Bayman, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Stanley Bayman, aged 46, who landed in America, in 1922

Bayman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bayman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. James Bayman U.E. who settled in Kingston, Ontario c. 1783 [2]
Bayman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Arthur Wm. Bayman, aged 28, who settled in Hull, Quebec, Canada, in 1910

Bayman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bayman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • J H Bayman, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836 aboard the ship Patriot

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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