The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Bayse come from its first bearer, who was a short person. The surname Bayse is derived from the Old English words bas
, meaning low or short
. These words ultimately stem from the Latin word bassus
which means thick or heavy-set
. The surname Bayse may also be a nickname
for someone resembling a fish, or it may be a metonymic
name for someone holding the occupation
Early Origins of the Bayse family
The surname Bayse was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bayse family
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Bayse Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bayse has been spelled many different ways, including Bays, Base, Bayse, Baise and others.
Early Notables of the Bayse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bayse family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bayses to arrive in North America: Daniel Base who arrived in New York in 1898.