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Where did the Scottish Beaty family come from? What is the Scottish Beaty family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beaty family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beaty family history?The name Beaty comes from the Scottish/English Borderlands and the ancient Boernicians who inhabited them. It is derived from Bate or Baty, diminutive forms of Bartholomew. The name is not a metronymic derived from the name Beatrice, as is commonly thought, but rather the name was more probably from Gilbert fitz Beatrice who was living in the county of Roxburghe in 1296. To confuse matters more, the name could also be from the Gaelic "biadhtach", which refers to a tenant granted land in return for feeding certain people chosen by the chief.
A lack of rules and the tendency of scribes to spell according to the sound of the word plagued medieval spelling. Not surprisingly, an enormous number of spelling variations appeared. Beaty has been written Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beaty research. Another 145 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1597, 1603, 1735, 1771, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Beaty History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 46 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beaty Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Beaty family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 217 words(16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many Scots crossed the Atlantic for North America hoping to escape poverty, as well as persecution. Much of their heritage was lost along the way and overtime. This century, however, Clan societies and highland games have allowed many ancestral Scots to recover their birthright. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Beaty arrived in North America very early:
Beaty Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Beaty Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Lumen coeleste sequamur
Motto Translation: May we follow heavenly inspiration.
The Beaty Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beaty 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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