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The ancient roots of the Bebbington family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Bebbington comes from when the family lived in the Wirral Peninsula where they were from Bebington, near Birkenhead. Bebbe comes from the Anglo-Saxon babbe, which means protector.

Bebbington Early Origins



The surname Bebbington was first found in Cheshire at Bebington, a parish, in the union, and Lower division of the hundred, of Wirrall. "The manor of Higher Bebington was held for several generations by the family of Bebington, the elder branch of which became extinct in the reign of Richard II.: a younger branch settled at Nantwich. Richard Bebington, of this family, had six sons and a brother slain at the battle of Flodden Field. The manor passed with the heiress of the elder branch to the Minshulls." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bebbington Spelling Variations


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Bebbington Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bebbington has appeared include Bebbington, Bebington, Bebbinton, Bebinton and many more.

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Bebbington Early History


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Bebbington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bebbington research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bebbington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bebbington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bebbington Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bebbington arrived in North America very early:

Bebbington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Samuel Bebbington, who landed in Albany, NY in 1715

Bebbington Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Mary Bebbington, aged 22, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hermione" in 1878

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bebbington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bebbington (post 1700)



  • Thomas E. Bebbington, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ashford; Elected 1930
  • Frank E. Bebbington, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Ashford, 1932
  • Keith Richard Bebbington (b. 1943), English footballer
  • Bernard Nicholas Bebbington (1910-1980), English policeman and author, Home Office adviser on police management services
  • Mark Bebbington (b. 1972), British concert pianist
  • David W Bebbington (b. 1949), Professor of history at the University of Stirling, Scotland (1976)
  • Anthony Bebbington (b. 1962), Professor of Nature, Society and Development at the University of Manchester, England

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Bebbington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bebbington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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