Home   |   Customer Service   |   Site Map   |   Name Search   |   How To Buy

Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2014

Origins Available: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Where did the Italian Batista family come from? What is the Italian Batista family crest and coat of arms? When did the Batista family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Batista family history?

The distinguished surname Batista can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Batista was derived from the name "Baptist" in devotion to St. John the Baptist.

 More

Spelling variations of this family name include: Battista, Abbattista, Batisti, Batista, De Battista, Di Battista, Battistelli, Batistelli, Battistello, Battistella, Battistel, Battistetti, Battistini, Battistin, Battistiol, Battistotti, Battistuzzi, Battistoni, Battistone, Battiston, Battistano, Battistato, Battistat, Battistutti, Battistutta, Titta, Tittoni and many more.

First found in on the island of Corsica, just north of Sardinia, in the town of San Nicolo. The family was famous for its many soldiers, who fought to keep Corsica part of Italy.


 More

Another 147 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batista Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • Juan Batista, who sailed to America in 1513
  • Pedro Batista sailed to America in 1528
  • Juan Batista sailed to Venezuela in 1534

Batista Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Juan Batista sailed to New Orleans in 1820
  • Jean Batista, aged 42, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • Pedro Batista, who landed in America in 1828
  • Juan Batista, who landed in Venezuela in 1834
  • Agustín Batista sailed to Puerto Rico in 1868


 More

  • Candice Batista, Canadian television newscaster
  • Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973), Cuban leader overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1959
  • Miguel Batista (b. 1971), Dominican baseball player
  • Norkys Batista (b. 1977), Venezuelan actress
  • Ricardo Jorge Cecília Batista (b. 1986), Portuguese footballer
  • William Rosha Batista (b. 1980), Brazilian footballer


 More

Popular Family Crest Products
 
Batista Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Batista Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Batista Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Batista Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Batista Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Batista Armorial History with Frame
Batista Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms
More Family Crest Products
 More

 More

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
  3. Battilana, Natale, Ed. Genealogie Dello Famiglie Nobili di Genova. Genova: Fratelli Pagano, 1825. Print.
  4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
  5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
  6. Fucilla, Josheph G. Our Italian Surnames. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0806311878).
  7. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  10. Bascapč, Giacomo and Marcello del Piazzo. Insegne e Simboli Araldica pubblica e privata medievale e moderna. Rome: 1983. Print.
  11. ...

The Batista Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batista 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.

This page was last modified on 31 May 2013 at 12:40.

©2000-2014 Swyrich Corporation. See Terms of Use for details.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.


Sign Up


100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - no headaches!