The Batour name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
. The surname Batour is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor
, meaning one who beats
, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour
, which means a beater of gold
Early Origins of the Batour family
The surname Batour was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Batour family
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Batour Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Batour has undergone many spelling variations
, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Batour family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batour family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Batour were among those contributors: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.