Bezant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bezant name was coined by the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Bezant was originally a name given to someone who worked as a coiner or minter. The name is derived from a coin called the byzantius, whose name is derived from the city of Byzantium, where they were minted.

Early Origins of the Bezant family

The surname Bezant was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bezant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bezant research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1168, 1190, 1194, 1748, 1752, 1776, 1836, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Bezant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bezant Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bezant are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bezant include: Besant, Besaynt, Bezant, Bessant, Besand, Beasant, Bessent, Beazant, Bayzand, Beszant, Bassant, Bassent and many more.

Early Notables of the Bezant family (pre 1700)

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Australia Bezant migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bezant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Bezant, English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Candahar" on 26th March 1842, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [1]


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 9th December 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/candahar


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