Baynnes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Baynnes came to England with the ancestors of the Baynnes family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Baynnes family lived in Baynes, near Bayeux, Normandy.  Today Baynes is part of Lower Normandy.
Early Origins of the Baynnes family
The surname Baynnes was first found in Dover, where Eustace de Bauns, witnessed a charter of William Peverill of Dover temp. William the Conqueror. Lucas de Bans, or Bayons, was from Lincolnshire. 
Indeed the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Henry de Bayns and John de Bayns in Lincolnshire at that time. A few years later, John de Bayns was listed in Staffordshire temp. Henry III- Edward I. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls had only one listing of the name, Thomas de Baines in 1379.  The Assize Rolls of Lancashire listed William Banes in 1246. 
"The principal mansion [of Littledale, Lancashire], called the Craggs, was granted by the first lord Monteagle to Richard Baines, his standard-bearer, for heroic conduct in the battle of Flodden-Field; and on the estate is a field which the standard-bearer named Flodden, from its similarity to the field whence his fortunes and honors sprang." 
From about the 16th century, the name was found further north in Scotland. "Alexander Banys had a respite in 1541 for art and part of the slauchter of Schir William Stevinsoune, chaplane, on the Links of Kincrag about nine years before. This name was not uncommon in St. Andrews in the sixteenth century, and Thomas Banis, a bluegown, is recorded there in 1583. Andrew Beanes, flesher in Edinburgh, 1617, and another Andrew Baines was locksmith there, 1676." 
Early History of the Baynnes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baynnes research. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1219, 1246, 1273, 1379, 1577, 1676, 1622, 1671, 1559, 1546, 1623, 1546, 1622, 1680, 1660, 1774 and 1848 are included under the topic Early Baynnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Baynnes Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Baines, Banes, Baynes, Bayns, Baynnes, Bainnes and others.
Early Notables of the Baynnes family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Adam Baynes (bapt.1622-1671), an English parliamentary army officer and MP for Leeds during the Commonwealth
Ralph Baynes (d. 1559), was Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry and a native of Knowsthorp in Yorkshire. 
Roger Baynes (1546-1623), was Secretary to Cardinal Allen and was born in England in 1546. 
Sir Thomas Baines, M.D. (1622-1680), was an English physician, the lifelong companion of...
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Migration of the Baynnes family
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Baynnes or a variant listed above: Alice Baines, who sailed to Barbados in 1680. Andrew Baines sailed to America in 1711; George Baines to Maryland in 1734 and Henry Baines to New York in 1820..
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The Baynnes Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Vel arte vel marte
Motto Translation: Either by art or strength.
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