Batt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Batt family

The surname Batt was first found in Rutland a county in central England, bordered by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. One of the first records of the family was Gerrard Bat who was Lord Mayor of London in 1240.

Early History of the Batt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batt research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1323, 1240, 1631, 1651, 1620, 1679 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Batt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batt Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Batt family name include Batt, Batte, Bat, Batts, Baat and others.

Early Notables of the Batt family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Anthony Batt (d. 1651), a Benedictine monk who resided for some years in the English monastery of his order at Dieulwart, in...
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Ireland Migration of the Batt family to Ireland

Some of the Batt family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Batt migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Batt surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Batt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Batt, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Michael Batt, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [1]
  • Ellin Batt, who arrived in Virginia in 1624 [1]
  • Michael] Batt, who landed in Virginia in 1624 [1]
  • William Batt, aged 20, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Batt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Batt, who landed in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]
  • Niclaus Batt, who landed in New York, NY in 1782 [1]
Batt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Batt, aged 4, who landed in New York, NY in 1849 [1]

Australia Batt migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Batt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Edward Batt, English convict who was convicted in Essex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Batt, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for life, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 18th June 1835, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [2]
  • Zebulon Batt, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840 [3]
  • John Batt, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Marion" [4]
  • Jeremiah Batt, aged 26, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana" [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Batt migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Batt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Batt, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Olympus
  • John Batt, aged 26, a farmer, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • Ann Batt, aged 20, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1842
  • William W. Batt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Empress" in 1865
  • Dr. C.D. Batt, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Zealandia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 23rd December 1870 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Batt (post 1700) +

  • Philip Eugene Batt (b. 1927), American Politician, Governor of Idaho (1995-1999)
  • Bryan Batt (b. 1963), American actor
  • Damien Batt (b. 1984), English footballer
  • Sydney Mervin "Merv" Batt (1929-2015), New Zealand professional wrestler, trainer and promoter who used the ring name Steve Rickard
  • Mike Batt (b. 1949), British based songwriter, musician and producer
  • Isaac Batt (1725-1791), Canadian fur trader
  • Charles Batt (1928-2007), Australian politician
  • Batt Thornhill, Irish sportsperson (hurler) who played for Cork (1939-1944)

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  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/aurora
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The MARION 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Marion.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SULTANA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Sultana.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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