Origins Available: Italian
The name Batta is a patronymic
surname that comes from the Welsh personal name
Atha. The original form of the surname Batta featured the distinctive Welsh
patronymic prefix "-ab," meaning "son of." The name was ab-Atha, which gradually became Batha. This surname may have also been an occupational
surname given to the keeper of a bath.
Early Origins of the Batta family
The surname Batta was first found in Denbighshire
(Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales
created by the Laws in Wales
Act 1536, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Batta family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batta research.Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1391, 1574, 1586, 1590, 1598, 1616, 1622, 1683, 1752, and 1767 are included under the topic Early Batta History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Batta Spelling Variations
have an extremely large amount of spelling variations
of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales
were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations
were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Batta have included Bather, Ap Atha, Bathar, Bathaw, Batho, Bathoe, Bayther and many more.
Early Notables of the Batta family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batta family to the New World and Oceana
During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales
journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Batta: Frank Bathers who arrived in Virginia in 1648.
The Batta 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: Ut vivas vigila
Motto Translation: Watch that you may live.