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From the land of Wales came the name of Bathe. The evolution of this Celtic name can be traced back to when the Bathe family lived in the settlement of Bathe Barton in North Tawton, in the county of Devon, or in the famed cathedral city of Bath in Somerset. The surname Bathe belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. However, some scholars believe this surname to be a patronym derived from the Welsh personal name Atha. The original form of this name was ab-Atha, which was abbreviated to Batha, and then to Bathe.

Bathe Early Origins



The surname Bathe was first found in Somerset, and Gloucestershire where they were one of the earliest families to settle on the English/ Welsh border.

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Bathe Spelling Variations


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Bathe Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. The earliest explanation for the preponderance of spelling variations is that when Welsh surnames were in Welsh and accordingly were difficult to translate into English. It was therefore up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Bathe have included Bath, Bathe and others.

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Bathe Early History


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Bathe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bathe research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 123 and 1238 are included under the topic Early Bathe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bathe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bathe Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bathe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bathe In Ireland


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Bathe In Ireland



Some of the Bathe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Bathe:

Bathe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Bathe settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Peter Bathe, who landed in Maryland in 1658
  • Christopher Bathe, who landed in Maryland in 1661
  • Fernando Bathe, who arrived in Maryland in 1683

Bathe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Bathe, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1716
  • John Bathe, who arrived in America in 1796

Bathe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Bathe, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1803
  • Elizabeth Bathe, who landed in New York, NY in 1837
  • Francisco Bathe, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1884

Bathe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bathe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" in 1851

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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: Habere et dispertire
Motto Translation: To have and to share with others.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bathe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bathe 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 5 December 2013 at 09:32.

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