The name Bator is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
. The surname Bator is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor
, meaning one who beats
, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour
, which means a beater of gold
Early Origins of the Bator family
The surname Bator was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bator family
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Bator Spelling Variations
Bator has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bator have been found, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Bator family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bator family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bators to arrive on North American shores: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.