Battenson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Battenson is a name that was brought to England by the ancestors of the Battenson family when they emigrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Battenson comes from the Old English given name Batte, a pet form of Bartholomew.

Early Origins of the Battenson family

The surname Battenson 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]

Important Dates for the Battenson family

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

Battenson 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 Battenson 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...
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Migration of the Battenson family

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 Battenson or a variant listed above: Robert Batten who settled in New England in 1648; William Batten settled in Virginia in 1654; Mary Batton settled in New England in 1749.

Citations

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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