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Early Origins of the Baity family

The surname Baity was first found in Northumberland where the name was derived from the name of an ancestor as in the son of Beatrice. An "abbreviation of the female name Beatrix." [1] The name appeared here and in Lowland Scotland. "The following variants of this surname are" found on the Border: Baetie, Baitie, Baittie, Batie, Baty, Batye, Baytie, and Bette." [2]

Early History of the Baity family

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Baity Spelling Variations

The name, Baity, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.

Early Notables of the Baity family (pre 1700)

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Baity Ranking

In the United States, the name Baity is the 12,483rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [3]

Ireland Migration of the Baity family to Ireland

Some of the Baity family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Baity migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Baity surname who came to North America were:

Baity Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Lewis Baity, aged 59, who immigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • William Baity, aged 31, who landed in America from Liscard, in 1905
  • Mrs. Jefferson Baity, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1908
  • James L. Baity, aged 51, who landed in America, in 1922
  • Martha M. Baity, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1922

The Baity 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: Lumen coeleste sequamur
Motto Translation: May we follow heavenly inspiration.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?"., on Facebook