The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Besnart family. Besnart is a local
name. Besnart is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
. The Besnart family became prominent in local affairs and as a result, it acquired a distinguished reputation among the other noble families in Bavaria.
Early Origins of the Besnart family
The surname Besnart was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Besnard made a great early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The name Besnard became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Besnart family
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Besnart Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Besnart include Besnard, Besnarde, Besnart, Besnarte, Bessnard, Bessnarde, Bessnart, Bessnarte, Basnard, Basnarde, Basnart, Basnarte, Bassnard, Bassnarde, Bassnart, Bassnarte, Baesnard, Baesnarde, Baesnart, Baesnarte, Baessnard, Baessnarde, Baessnart and many more.
Early Notables of the Besnart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Besnart family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Besnart Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
- Rene Besnart, who arrived in Montreal, Que. in 1653
- Rene Besnart, who arrived in Montreal in 1653