Early Origins of the Babtie family
The surname Babtie was first found in Berwickshire
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 Babtie family
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Babtie Spelling Variations
Although the name, Babtie, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Baptie, Badby, Bapty, Badbie, Badbee, Baddeby, Badbe and many more.
Early Notables of the Babtie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Babtie family to the New World and Oceana
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Babtie family name Babtie, or who bore a variation of the surname were John Badeby who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Audre Batbie, aged 11, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Pans, France, in 1907; Jean Batbie, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Pau, France, in 1916.
Contemporary Notables of the name Babtie (post 1700)
- Lieutenant General Sir William Babtie VC, KCB, KCMG (1859-1929), Scottish major in British Army, recipient of the Victoria Cross for deeds on 15 December 1899