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Today's generation of the Batten family bears a name that was brought to England by the wave of emigration that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. It comes from the Old English given name B atte, a pet form of Bartholomew.

Batten Early Origins



The surname Batten 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.” [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Batten Spelling Variations


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Batten Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Batten, Battin, Battyne, Baten, Batin, Batton and many more.

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Batten Early History


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Batten Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batten 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 Batten History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Batten Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Batten Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batten Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Batten or a variant listed above:

Batten Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Batten, who landed in America in 1638
  • Robert Batten who settled in New England in 1648
  • Margery Batten who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • William Batten, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • Margery Batten, who landed in Maryland in 1651
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Batten Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Batten arrived in New Jersey in 1702
  • Christopher Batten, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1706

Batten Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. A J Batten, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • A J Batten, aged 33, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Antonia Batten, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Antonie Jacob Batten, aged 4, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Gerritje Batten, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Batten Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Batten arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Royal Admiral" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  • Ann Batten arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cleveland" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm
  • Edward Batten arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Anna Maria" in 1849
  • James Batten arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Branken Moor" in 1849
  • James Batten, aged 20, a shoemaker, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Brankenmoor"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Batten Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Batten landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • George Bolton Batten, aged 27, a wheelwright, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cuba" in 1840
  • G B Batten landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841
  • George Batten landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1843
  • William Batten, aged 28, a bricklayer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Renfrewshire" in 1878
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Batten (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Batten (post 1700)



  • Jennifer Batten (b. 1957), American guitarist and songwriter
  • James Batten (1936-1995), American journalist, who became chief executive officer of Knight-Ridder publishing
  • Frederick Eustace Batten (1865-1918), English neurologist and pediatrician, called the "father of pediatric neurology"
  • John Charles Batten (b. 1924), English Physician to Queen Elizabeth II
  • John Batten (1903-1993), New Zealand actor
  • Jean Gardner Batten (1909-1987), New Zealand airwoman, who made her record solo flight from England to Australia in 1934

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Batten Historic Events


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Batten Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Keith Carrington Batten (1918-1941), Australian Stoker from Enfield, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Herbert William Llewllyn Batten (b. 1917), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Fareham, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Walter Batten, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ROYAL ADMIRAL 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838RoyalAdmiral.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CLEVELAND 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Cleveland.htm

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Batten Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batten Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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