Battere is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon
society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
. The surname Battere 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 Battere family
The surname Battere was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Battere family
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Battere 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 Battere include Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Battere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battere family to the New World and Oceana
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 Battere were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.