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The name Batiste 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 Batiste family

The surname Batiste 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 Batiste family

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Batiste Spelling Variations

The many different spellings of French surnames can be partially explained by the use of 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)

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. John Gaspars Baptist (d. 1691), was a portrait and tapestry painter, born at Antwerp...
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Batiste Ranking

In the United States, the name Batiste is the 3,996th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]

United States Batiste migration to the United States +

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
  • John Batiste, aged 50 settled in New Orleans in 1820
  • William Batiste, who settled in New Orleans in 1823
  • J Batiste, who arrived in San Francisco, Cai in 1851 [2]

Canada Batiste migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Batiste Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Henri Batiste who settled in Quebec in 1662

Contemporary Notables of the name Batiste (post 1700) +

  • Kimothy Emil "Kim" Batiste (1968-2020), American Major League Baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies (1991–1994) and San Francisco Giants (1996)
  • Major General John Batiste, American Army officer, Commander of the First Infantry Division of the United States Army in the Iraq War
  • Alvin Batiste (1937-2007), tremendously influential American jazz teacher and musician considered one of the founders of the modern jazz scene in New Orleans
  • Spencer Lee Batiste (b. 1945), British Politician, Member of UK Parliament
  • Stella Batiste Morrison, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 22nd District, 1992, 1994 [3]

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 29) . Retrieved from on Facebook