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Where did the Scottish Batterton family come from? What is the Scottish Batterton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Batterton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Batterton family history?The Batterton family comes from the ancient Scottish Dalriadan clans of the mountainous west coast of Scotland. The name Batterton is derived from the personal name Patrick.
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations of Batterton include Patterson, Paterson, Pattersen, Patteson, Pattison and many more.
First found in Ross-shire, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batterton research. Another 254 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1604, 1632, 1658, 1679, 1700, 1706, 1708, 1719, and 1727 are included under the topic Early Batterton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 48 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batterton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Batterton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 173 words(12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Batterton arrived in North America very early:
Batterton Settlers in the United States in the 18th 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: Pro Rege et grege
Motto Translation: For King and people.
The Batterton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batterton 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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