The ancestors of the bearers of the Bevinton family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in the Wirral Peninsula where they were from Bebington
, near Birkenhead. Bebbe
comes from the Anglo-Saxon babbe,
which means protector.
Early Origins of the Bevinton family
The surname Bevinton 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bevinton family
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Bevinton Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bevinton include Bebbington, Bebington, Bebbinton, Bebinton and many more.
Early Notables of the Bevinton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bevinton family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bevinton or a variant listed above:
Bevinton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Bevinton, who settled in Virginia in 1650