Bazan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The founding heritage of the Bazan family is in the Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Bazan comes from when one of the family worked as a coiner or minter. The name is derived from a coin called the byzantius, whose name is derived from the city of Byzantium, where they were minted.

Early Origins of the Bazan family

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

Early History of the Bazan family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bazan research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1168, 1190, 1194, 1748, 1752, 1776, 1836, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Bazan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bazan 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. Bazan has been spelled many different ways, including Besant, Besaynt, Bezant, Bessant, Besand, Beasant, Bessent, Beazant, Bayzand, Beszant, Bassant, Bassent and many more.

Early Notables of the Bazan family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bazan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bazan Ranking

In the United States, the name Bazan is the 8,005th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Bazan migration to the United States +

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 Bazans to arrive in North America:

Bazan Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
  • Jeronimo Bazan, who settled in Peru in 1569
  • Francisco Bazan, who arrived in Peru in 1584
  • Estefania Bazan, who settled in Peru in 1599
Bazan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego De Bazan, who arrived in America in 1828 [2]
  • Melchor Bazan, who arrived in Rio de la Plata in 1835 [2]
  • Pedro De Bazan, who arrived in New Spain in 1853 [2]
  • Maria Concepcion Bazan, who settled in Kansas in 1876

West Indies Bazan migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Bazan Settlers in West Indies in the 16th Century
  • Pascual Bazan, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1579
Bazan Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Pascual Bazan, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1879 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bazan (post 1700) +

  • David Bazan (b. 1976), American indie rock singer-songwriter
  • Abel Bazán (1833-1903), Argentine politician and jurist
  • César Bazán Pérez (b. 1974), Mexican former professional boxer
  • Rosalba Géraldine Bazán Ortíz (b. 1983), Mexican actress, singer, and anchorwoman
  • Mario Bazán (b. 1987), Peruvian runner specializing in the 3000 metres steeplechase
  • Gonzalo Bazán, Argentine footballer
  • Francisco de Paula Bazán Landi (b. 1980), Peruvian goalkeeper
  • Leonid Anatolievich Bazan (b. 1985), Ukrainian-born Bulgarian two-time silver medalist freestyle wrestler
  • Jorge Bazán Lazarte (b. 1991), Peruvian footballer
  • Emilia Pardo Bazán (1851-1921), Spanish novelist, journalist, essayist, critic and scholar from Galicia
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_West_Indies


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