Batter History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Batter is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie. The surname Batter is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor, meaning one who beats, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour, which means a beater of gold.

Early Origins of the Batter family

The surname Batter was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Batter family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batter research. Another 150 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1200, 1273, 1349, 1369, 1777, 1635 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Batter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batter Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Batter include Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.

Early Notables of the Batter family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Richard Batere, a prominent 12th century landholder in Berkshire; and Thomas Patrick Betterton (ca. 1635 - 1710), English actor buried in Westminster Abbey. He "was born in Tothill Street, Westminster, and was apprenticed by his father, who was under-cook to Charles I, to a bookseller. These are...
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Batter migration to the United States

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Batter were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Batter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edmond Batter, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]
  • Edmund Batter, who arrived in America in 1635 [1]
  • Nicholas Batter, who landed in Massachusetts in 1638 [1]
Batter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sebastian Batter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]
  • Ludwig Batter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Philip Batter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • Christoph Batter, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • Hans Georg Batter, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Batter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • J Nikol Batter, aged 23, who arrived in Brazil in 1846 [1]
  • Jacob Batter, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1847 [1]
  • Margaretha Batter, aged 35, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1850 [1]
  • Anna Batter, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Katharina Batter, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Batter migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Batter Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Philip Batter U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Philip Batter, "was Patter" U.E. who settled in Matilda, Dundas County, Ontario c. 1783Reinstated [2]

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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