Bebinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bebinton is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of 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.

Early Origins of the Bebinton family

The surname Bebinton 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]

Important Dates for the Bebinton family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bebinton research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bebinton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bebinton 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. Bebinton has been spelled many different ways, including Bebbington, Bebington, Bebbinton, Bebinton and many more.

Early Notables of the Bebinton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bebinton family

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 Bebintons to arrive in North America: Anne Bevington who settled in Virginia in 1660; Francis Bevington landed in America in 1772; Thomas Bevinton settled in Virginia in 1650.

Citations

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