The name Battam was brought to England
in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. Battam is based on the Old English given name Batte,
a pet form of Bartholomew.
Early Origins of the Battam family
The surname Battam was first found in Somerset
, where the “family of Batten have been seated for nearly six centuries. They are considered of Flemish
origin. Among eminent merchants of the staple (wool-trade) temp.
Edward I., were several De Beteyns and Batyns.” CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Battam family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battam research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1500, 1600, 1600, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1687, 1743 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Battam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Battam Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Batten, Battin, Battyne, Baten, Batin, Batton and many more.
Early Notables of the Battam family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battam family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Battam or a variant listed above:
Battam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Battam, who arrived in Maryland in 1637 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)