culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a fisherman or boatman. The name was derived from the Old English word
which meant boat.
from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baddee research.Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1301, 1379, 1570, 1603, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1772, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Baddee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Baddee are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Baddee include Batie, Battie, Batee, Battee, Baittie, Baitie, Baty, Batty, Battey and many more.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Baddee or a variant listed above: Ashwell Batty, who sailed to Virginia in 1653; James Batty, who came to America in 1773; Patrick and Nancy Baty, who arrived in Oswegatchie, New York in 1823.