The present generation of the Bazley family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in Beasley
, in the county of Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Bazley family
The surname Bazley was first found in Warwickshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bazley family
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Bazley Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bazley include Beazley, Beasley, Beasely, Beesely, Beesley, Bezley, Beasey and many more.
Early Notables of the Bazley family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bazley family to Ireland
Some of the Bazley family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 102 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bazley family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bazley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Bazley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Bazley, aged 50, who landed in America from Southampton, in 1897
Bazley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Nina Bazley, aged 23, who settled in America, in 1908
- Ralph Bazley, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
- Catherine Bazley, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1921
- John Henry Bazley, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from St. Dennis, England, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Bazley (post 1700)
- Richard Bazley (b. 1962), English Director and Animator from Devon who has worked on such notable works as Disney’s Pocahontas, Hercules and Tarzan, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Harry Potter - The Prisoner of Azkaban
- Sir Thomas John Sebastian Bazley (b. 1948), 4th Baronet
- Sir Thomas Stafford Bazley (1907-1997), 3rd Baronet
- Sir Thomas Sebastian Bazley (1829-1919), 2nd Baronet
- Sir Thomas Bazley (1797-1885), 1st Baronet, British industrialist and Liberal politician
- Dame Margaret Clare Bazley ONZ, DNZM (b. 1938), distinguished New Zealand public servant