tribes of Britain were the first to use the name of Batkin. The name had a practical origin since it came from when its initial bearer worked as a maker or seller of knives. The surname Batkin comes from the Old English word bodkin,
which is also spelled bodekin,
and refers to a short, pointed weapon or dagger.
Early Origins of the Batkin family
The surname Batkin was first found in Kent
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Batkin family
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Batkin Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Batkin include Badkin, Bodkin, Bodekin, Badekin, Bodekyn, Badekyn, Batekyn, Bodychen, Battkin and many more.
Early Notables of the Batkin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batkin family to Ireland
Some of the Batkin family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Batkin family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Batkin or a variant listed above:
Batkin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Chas. Batkin, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Lizzie Batkin, aged 27, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
- Marietta Batkin, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1893
Batkin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Meite Batkin, aged 38, who settled in America from Odessa, in 1905
- Rachmiel Batkin, aged 17, who landed in America from Odessa, in 1905
- Rosalie Batkin, aged 9, who emigrated to the United States from Odessa, in 1905
- Schlime Batkin, aged 7, who settled in America from Odessa, in 1905
- Harry Batkin, aged 11, who landed in America from Odessa, in 1905
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Batkin Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- T C Batkin, who landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Slaina Castle
The Batkin 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 Translation: Crom for ever.