Battand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
- Origins Available:
Battand is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. Battand is a name that comes from the Old English given name Batte, a pet form of Bartholomew.
Early Origins of the Battand family
The surname Battand 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.” 
Early History of the Battand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battand research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1500, 1600, 1600, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1687, 1743, 1720 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Battand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Battand Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Battand family name include Batten, Battin, Battyne, Baten, Batin, Batton and many more.
Early Notables of the Battand family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Batten (c. 1600-1667), an English naval officer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1661 to 1667; and Henry Beighton (1687-1743), an English engineer and surveyor...
Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Battand family
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Battand family to immigrate North America: Robert Batten who settled in New England in 1648; William Batten settled in Virginia in 1654; Mary Batton settled in New England in 1749.
Related Stories +
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.