Badders History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Badders is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie. The surname Badders 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 Badders family
The surname Badders was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Badders family
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Badders Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Badders has been recorded under many different variations, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Badders family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Richard Batere, a prominent 12th century landholder in Berkshire; and Thomas Patrick Betterton (ca. 1635 - 1710), English actor buried in Westminster Abbey. He "was born in Tothill Street, Westminster, and was apprenticed by his father, who was under-cook to Charles I, to a bookseller. These are...
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Migration of the Badders family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Badders or a variant listed above: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.
Contemporary Notables of the name Badders (post 1700)
- Fred T. Badders, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from North Carolina, 1996
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