The name Batisse 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.
Early Origins of the Batisse family
The surname Batisse 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.
Early History of the Batisse family
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Batisse Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Batisse include Baptiste, Baptist, Batiste, Batist, Batis, Batie and many more.
Early Notables of the Batisse family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681), a Flemish
Baroque painter and teacher; and Pierre Maisonnat dit Baptiste (1663-1714), a French privateer famous for the success he had against New England
merchant shipping and fishing interests, his crew was from Acadia.
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Migration of the Batisse family to the New World and Oceana
Migration from France to New France or Quebec as it was now more popularly called, continued from France until it fell in 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, the Acadians were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England
and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. In 1793, the remaining French in these provinces came under British rule. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Batisse were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Batisse were Henri Batiste who settled in Quebec in 1662; William Batist settled in New York in 1822; William Batiste settled in New Orleans in 1823; John Batiste, aged 50.