Batista History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The distinguished surname Batista comes from Spain, a country rich in culture and history. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Spain were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Spanish patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century and the most common patronymic suffix is ez. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. Some names are derived from the saints of the Christian Church, but many Spanish surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin as the Visigoths held Spain between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries and accordingly had a profound impact on the development of surnames.
Early Origins of the Batista family
The surname Batista was first found in Aragon, an important Christian kingdom of medieval Spain.
Early History of the Batista family
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Batista Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bautista, Batista, Baptista and others.
Early Notables of the Batista family (pre 1700)
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Batista migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Batista Settlers in United States in the 16th Century
- Juan Batista, who sailed to America in 1513
- Pedro Batista, who sailed to America in 1528
- Juan Batista, who sailed to Venezuela in 1534
Batista Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan Batista, who sailed to New Orleans in 1820
- Jean Batista, aged 42, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1827 
- Pedro Batista, who landed in America in 1828 
- Juan Batista, who landed in Venezuela in 1834 
- Agustín Batista, who sailed to Puerto Rico in 1868
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Contemporary Notables of the name Batista (post 1700) +
- Candice Batista, Canadian television newscaster
- William Rosha Batista (b. 1980), Brazilian footballer
- Ricardo Jorge Cecília Batista (b. 1986), Portuguese footballer
- Norkys Batista (b. 1977), Venezuelan actress
- Miguel Batista (b. 1971), Dominican baseball player
- Fulgencio Batista (1901-1973), Cuban leader overthrown by Fidel Castro in 1959
- João Batista Nunes de Oliveira (b. 1954), former Brazilian football striker
Related Stories +
- ^ 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)