Bevent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bevent was brought to England in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bevent family 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Bevent family

The surname Bevent 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.

Peter Babyon, Babyo, or Babion ( fl. 1317-1366), was an English poet and divine in the reign of Edward II, by birth an Englishman. [2]

Important Dates for the Bevent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bevent research. Another 263 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1216, 1272, 1273, 1272, 1307, 1273, 1500, 1619, 1626, 1559, 1559, 1552, 1586 and 1552 are included under the topic Early Bevent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bevent Spelling Variations

Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.

Early Notables of the Bevent family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Walter de Bavent, a prominent 13th century landholder in Lincolnshire. William Bavand (fl. 1559), having been educated at Oxford, became a student in the Middle Temple, and published in 1559 'A work touching the...
Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bevent Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bevent family

To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Bevent or a variant listed above: Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650 and Thomas Bavin in 1750.

Citations

  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
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