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Early Origins of the Baynton family

The surname Baynton was first found in Northumberland, where Osgode on Badingtune was listed there in 972. [1] Bainton (St. Mary), is a parish, in the union of Stamford, soke of Peterborough in Northumberland. Bainton is also found in Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Yorkshire [2] as the place name literally means "estate associated with a man called Bada," from the Old English personal name + "-ing" + "tun." [3] Cambridgeshire has the oldest listing of the place name c. 980 when it was spelt Badingtun.

Early History of the Baynton family

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Baynton Spelling Variations

The name, Baynton, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Baynton, Bayntun, Bainton, Bainten, Banting, Baynten and many more.

Early Notables of the Baynton family

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was

  • Sir Andrew Baynton (fl. 1540), was an English scholar, son and heir of Sir Edward Baynton, of Bromham-Baynton, Wiltshire, a favourite courtier of Henry VIII, vice-chamberlain to three of his queens, a...

United States Baynton migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Baynton surname who came to North America were:

Baynton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peirce Baynton, who landed in Maryland in 1667 [4]
  • Peter Baynton, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1686 [4]
Baynton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Baynton who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1720
  • Hester Baynton who settled in Virginia in 1725

Australia Baynton migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Baynton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Baynton who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Circassian" on 4th November 1832, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Mr. James Baynton, (b. 1819), aged 25, English convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 15 years for malicious wounding, transported aboard the "Equestrian" on 25th January 1844, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Island), he died in 1875 [6]

New Zealand Baynton 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:

Baynton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Baynton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Joseph Fletcher" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 30th September 1853 [7]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baynton (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Clair Elizabeth Baynton C.B.E., British Deputy Director for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response at the Department for Health and Social Care, was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for services to Emergency Planning and Response in Health by Her Majesty The Queen [8]
  • Barbara Janet Ainsleigh Baynton (1862-1929), Australian writer

The Baynton 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: Il tempo passa
Motto Translation: Time passes.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. 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)
  5. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 8th February 2021 from
  6. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 4th May 2022).
  7. New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  8. "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, on Facebook