Batan is a name that first reached England
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. It comes from the Old English given name Batte,
a pet form of Bartholomew.
Early Origins of the Batan family
The surname Batan was first found in Somerset
, where the “family of Batten have been seated for nearly six centuries. They are considered of Flemish
origin. Among eminent merchants of the staple (wool-trade) temp.
Edward I., were several De Beteyns and Batyns.” CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Batan family
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Batan Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Batan family name include Batten, Battin, Battyne, Baten, Batin, Batton and many more.
Early Notables of the Batan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batan family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Batan family to immigrate North America:
Batan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Batan, who arrived in Maryland in 1662 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)