of 1066. The Bevene family lived in
, the village of Eston-Bavent was named after this illustrious family. Originally the name comes from the hamlet of
in the Caen region of Normandy.
, 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bevene research.Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1216, 1272, 1273, 1272, 1307, 1273, 1500, 1619 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Bevene History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations
. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.
Because of the political and religious discontent in England
, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Bevene name or one of its variants: Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650 and Thomas Bavin in 1750.