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Baits is a name that dates far back into the mists of early British history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is derived from the given name Bartholomew, of which it is a diminutive form.

Baits Early Origins



The surname Baits was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Baits Spelling Variations


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Baits Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Baits 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 Baits include: Bates, Batts, Bats, Bate, Bateson, Baits, Baites, Baytes and many more.

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Baits Early History


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Baits Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baits research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1877, 1625, 1699, 1608, 1668, 1700, 1682 and are included under the topic Early Baits History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baits Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baits Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baits Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baits In Ireland


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Baits In Ireland



Some of the Baits family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 Baits or a variant listed above: Alice Bate who settled in New England in 1635; Clement Bate settled in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1630; John Bate settled in Virginia in 1621; Lettecia and William Bate settled in Barbados in 1680.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baits (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baits (post 1700)



  • Vera Burridge Baits (1892-1963), American Republican politician, Member of University of Michigan Board of Regents, 1943-57

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Motto


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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: Et manu et corde
Motto Translation: Both with hand and heart.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Baits Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baits Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 February 2016 at 14:43.

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