Normandy. It is derived from their residence in the seigneury of Batiste, which was named after Saint Jean Baptiste.
Early Origins of the Batiste family
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 Batiste family
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Batiste Spelling Variations
local dialects and by the influence of other languages during the early development of the French language. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Batiste is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Baptiste, Baptist, Batiste, Batist, Batis, Batie and many more.
Early Notables of the Batiste family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batiste family to the New World and Oceana
Immigration to New France was slow; therefore, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. 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 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Batiste has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Batiste were
Batiste Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Batiste Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Batiste (post 1700)
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