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The origins of the Bevington name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from 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.

Bevington Early Origins



The surname Bevington 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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bevington Spelling Variations


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Bevington Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bevington were recorded, including Bebbington, Bebington, Bebbinton, Bebinton and many more.

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Bevington Early History


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Bevington Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bevington research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bevington History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bevington Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bevington Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bevington Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bevington family emigrate to North America:

Bevington Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Bevington, who arrived in America in 1654
  • John Bevington, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • Anne Bevington who settled in Virginia in 1660
  • Obadiah Bevington, who arrived in Maryland in 1674

Bevington Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Bevington landed in America in 1772

Bevington Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Caroline Bevington, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Amphitrite" on August 21, 1833, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bevington (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bevington (post 1700)



  • Helen Smith Bevington (1906-2001), American poet, prose author, and educator
  • David Martin Bevington (b. 1931), American literary scholar, Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and in English Language & Literature, Comparative Literature at the University of Chicago
  • Ryan Bevington (b. 1988), Wales international rugby union player
  • Timothy Arthur Dent Bevington (1881-1966), English-born, Canadian cricketer
  • Stan Bevington, Canadian founder of Coach House Books, Toronto in 1965
  • Dennis Fraser Bevington (b. 1953), Canadian politician in the Northwest Territories
  • Terry Paul Bevington (b. 1956), former manager of the Chicago White Sox of Major League Baseball

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Amphitrite voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1833 with 99 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/amphitrite/1833

Other References

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  2. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Bevington Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bevington Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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