Batson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Batson name is an important part of the history of the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Batson is derived from the given name Bartholomew, of which it is a diminutive form.
Early Origins of the Batson family
The surname Batson was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066. One of the first notables of the family was Henry Bate or Hendrik Baten (of Mechelen or of Malines) (1246- c.1310) a Flemish philosopher, theologian, astronomer, astrologer, poet, and musician.
Early History of the Batson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batson research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1877, 1429, 1415, 1625, 1699, 1608, 1668, 1626, 1580, 1620, 1599, 1700, 1682 and are included under the topic Early Batson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Batson Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Batson were recorded, including Bates, Batts, Bats, Bate, Bateson, Baits, Baites, Baytes and many more.
Early Notables of the Batson family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bate (died 1429), an English or Welsh theologian and philosopher. He is thought to have been born west of the River Severn, but was probably brought up in the Carmelite monastery at York. He was ordained sub-deacon and deacon in March and May 1415 by Clifford, Bishop of London. 
William Bates (1625-1699) was an English Presbyterian minister from London, Royal Chaplain to Charles II; and George...
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Migration of the Batson family to Ireland
Some of the Batson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 111 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Batson migration to the United States +
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Batson family emigrate to North America:
Batson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Stephen Batson, who landed in Maine in 1636 
- Edward Batson, who landed in Maryland in 1679 
- Thomas Batson, who arrived in Barbados in 1680 
Batson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Rose Batson, who arrived in North Carolina in 1701 
- Elizabeth Batson, who arrived in North Carolina in 1701 
- Abraham Batson, who arrived in North Carolina in 1701 
- Anne Batson, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 
Batson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Josiah Batson, who landed in New York in 1830 
- John Batson, who arrived in New York in 1831 
- Thomas Chew Batson, who landed in New York in 1831 
Batson migration to Canada +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Batson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Amos G Batson, who arrived in Canada in 1841
- Samuel L Batson, who arrived in Canada in 1841
- Thomas D Batson, who arrived in Canada in 1841
Batson migration to Australia +
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Batson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Batson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846 
- William Batson, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847 
Contemporary Notables of the name Batson (post 1700) +
- Wayne Thomas Batson (b. 1968), American writer
- Ruth M. Batson (1921-2003), American civil rights and education activist
- Captain Matthew Arlington Batson (1866-1917), United States Army Officer who received the Medal of Honor for actions during the Philippine-American War
- Felix Ives Batson (1819-1871), prominent American lawyer and politician
- Daniel Batson (b. 1943), American social psychologist
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The Batson 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: Et manu et corde
Motto Translation: Both with hand and heart.
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
- ^ 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)
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHEOBE/PHOEBE 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1846Phoebe.htm
- ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) THERESA 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847Theresa.htm