Batekind History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Batekind surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Batekind began when someone in that family worked as a maker or seller of knives. The surname Batekind comes from the Old English word bodkin, which is also spelled bodekin, and refers to a short, pointed weapon or dagger.
Early Origins of the Batekind family
The surname Batekind was first found in Kent, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Batekind family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batekind research. Another 208 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1297, 1312, 1331, 1349, 1369, 1623, 1752, 1779, 1572, 1523, 1518, 1519, 1610, 1611, 1639, 1640 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Batekind History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Batekind Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Batekind has appeared include Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.
Early Notables of the Batekind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batekind family to Ireland
Some of the Batekind family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Batekind family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Batekind arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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The Batekind 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 Translation: Crom for ever.