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The name Baptist dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in the seigneury of Batiste, which was named after Saint Jean Baptiste.

Baptist Early Origins



The surname Baptist was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the Seigneurie of Batiste in the Benefice De Pardieu. Saint Jean Baptiste (St Jean le Precurseur) gave origin to the surname Baptiste.

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Baptist Spelling Variations


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Baptist Spelling Variations



History has changed the spelling of most surnames. During the early development of the French language in the Middle Ages, a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there spelling variations of the name Baptist, some of which include Baptiste, Baptist, Batiste, Batist, Batis, Batie and many more.

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Baptist Early History


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Baptist Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baptist research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baptist History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baptist Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baptist Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baptist Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North Ameri ca. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Baptist has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baptist were

Baptist Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Baptist, who landed in New York in 1709
  • John Baptist settled in Virginia in 1774

Baptist Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Baptist, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • John Baptist settled in New York in 1823
  • Isaac Baptist, who arrived in New York in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baptist (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baptist (post 1700)



  • Thomas Baptist, American rock guitarist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. 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. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    7. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Baptist Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baptist 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 21 February 2013 at 08:03.

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