When the ancestors of the Bevant family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. They lived in Suffolk
, where soon after the Norman Conquest
, the village of Eston-Bavent was named after this illustrious family. Originally the name comes from the hamlet of Bavant (Bavent)
in the Caen region of Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bevant family
The surname Bevant was first found in Suffolk
, where the family gave its name to the village of Eston-Bavent after the Conquest. The name was originally associated with the hamlet of Bavent in the Caen region of France.
Early History of the Bevant family
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Bevant Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Bevant has been recorded under many different variations, including Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.
Early Notables of the Bevant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bevant family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Bevants were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650 and Thomas Bavin in 1750.
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