The history of the Bevyn family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. 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 Bevyn family
The surname Bevyn 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 Bevyn family
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Bevyn Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Bavent, Baven, Bavin, Bauvent, Bavvent, Bavant and many more.
Early Notables of the Bevyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bevyn family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Bevyn or a variant listed above were: Mary Bavin who arrived in Virginia in 1650 and Thomas Bavin in 1750.