name Bayston comes from the family having resided at Beeston Castle, in the county of Cheshire
. Beeston is also a village near Leeds. Bayston Hill is a large village and civil parish in central Shropshire.
Early Origins of the Bayston family
The surname Bayston was first found in Cheshire
, at Beeston, a township, in the parish of Bunbury, union of Nantwich, First division of the hundred
of Eddisbury. "This place takes its name from a castle founded by Ranulph de Blundeville, about 1220, and which was made a royal garrison in the war between Henry III. and the confederate barons. Of the ancient mansion of the Beeston family, who long resided here, there are but small remains." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
"The Shropshire Beestons possess the name of more than one Cheshire parish: they are also represented in Derbyshire and Stafford." CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Early rolls revealed the family was scattered throughout ancient England in early times. William Bestone was listed in Norfolk in 1153-1166; Andrew de Bieston was entered in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire in 1203; and Ralph de Bestune was listed in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 in Cheshire. William Besteton and Ralph Biesteton were listed in Hampshire c. 1248.
Yorkshire had more records in various rolls: Herbert de Beston in the Assize Rolls of 1219; and Richard de Bestayn was listed as holding lands there in 1297. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Radulphus de Beston, Esquier, of Beeston; Willelmiis de Beston; and Johannes de Beeston. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Early History of the Bayston family
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Bayston Spelling Variations
Bayston has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Beeston, Beaston, Beeson, Beason, Beestoun, Beson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bayston family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bayston family to Ireland
Some of the Bayston family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bayston family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Baystons to arrive on North American shores:
Bayston Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- J. Bayston, aged 53, who settled in America, in 1896
- Miss. Bayston, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1896
- Mrs. Bayston, aged 60, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
- Miss. Bayston, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
- Mrs. Bayston, aged 60, who settled in America, in 1896
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Bayston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- George C. Bayston, aged 52, who landed in America from Longmedford, in 1909
- Charles Bayston, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1911
- Charles Bayston, aged 40, who settled in America from Leeds, England, in 1911
- Charles Bayston, aged 42, who landed in America from Hull, England, in 1912
- Charles Bayston, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912