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The name Baptiste 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.

Baptiste Early Origins



The surname Baptiste 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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Baptiste Spelling Variations


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Baptiste Spelling Variations



Changes of spelling have occurred in most surnames. The earliest explanation is that during the early development of the French language, names were not yet fixed in spelling. Usually a person gave his version of his name, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. This depended on accent, and local accents frequently changed the spelling of a name. Some variables were adopted by different branches of the family name. Hence, there are some spelling variations of the name Baptiste, including Baptiste, Baptist, Batiste, Batist, Batis, Batie and many more.

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Baptiste Early History


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Baptiste Early History



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

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Baptiste Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baptiste Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Approximately 110 years after the first landings by Cartier, there were only about 300 people in Quebe c. France gave land incentives for 2,000 migrants during the next decade. Early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. Migration to New France (Quebec) continued from France until it fell in 1759. In the year 1675 the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Baptiste has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Baptiste were

Baptiste Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Francois Baptiste, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jean Frans Baptiste, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753
  • Jean Baptiste arrived in Philadelphia in 1770
  • Jean Baptiste, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770

Baptiste Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Baptiste, aged 42, landed in New Orleans, La in 1827
  • J Baptiste, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baptiste (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baptiste (post 1700)



  • Bryan J. Baptiste (1955-2008), American Republican politician, Mayor of the County of Kauai in Hawaii from 2002 until his death
  • Kirk Baptiste (b. 1963), American gold and silver medalist track and field athlete
  • Norman Jn. Baptiste (b. 1953), American politician, Member of Virgin Islands legislature from St. Croix, 1999-
  • Louis Jean Baptiste de Lavalette, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Denys Baptiste (b. 1969), English two-time MOBO Award nominated jazz musician
  • Marianne Raigipcien Jean- Baptiste (b. 1967), Academy Award-nominated British actress
  • Franklyn Baptiste (b. 1973), Grenadian football player
  • Leon Baptiste (b. 1985), English three-time gold medalist sprint runner
  • Kerry Baptiste (b. 1981), Trinidadian football striker
  • Alexander Aaron John "Alex" Baptiste (b. 1986), English football defender

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
    4. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    9. De Ville, Winston. Gulf Coast Colonials, A Compendium of French Families in Early Eighteenth Century Louisiana. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 1999. Print.
    10. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
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    The Baptiste Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baptiste 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 December 2015 at 08:43.

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