In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Batterman, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in the counties of Perth and Fife
(now in the modern regions of Tayside and Fife
, respectively), and is likely from the village of Buttergask in the parish of Ardoch.
Early Origins of the Batterman family
The surname Batterman was first found in Fife
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Batterman family
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Batterman Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Batterman has been spelled Buttar, Butter, Butters, Buttars and others.
Early Notables of the Batterman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batterman family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Batterman:
Batterman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Henry C Batterman, who landed in Illinois in 1866 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Batterman (post 1700)
- William Batterman Ruger (1916-2002), American gunsmith, co-founder of Sturm, Ruger & Company in 1949, eponym of the Ruger pistols and revolvers
The Batterman Motto
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: Diriget Deus
Motto Translation: God will direct it.