Show ContentsBattie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Battie dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy. It is derived from their residence in the seigneury of Batiste, which was named after Saint Jean Baptiste.

Early Origins of the Battie family

The surname Battie was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where they held a family seat in the Seigneurie of Batiste in the Benefice De Pardieu. Saint Jean Baptiste (St Jean le Precurseur) gave origin to the surname Baptiste.

Early History of the Battie family

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Battie Spelling Variations

French surnames were subject to numerous spelling alterations depending on the region and time it was used. The early development of the French language relied heavily on borrowing elements and grammar from other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Battie is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations of the name include Baptiste, Baptist, Batiste, Batist, Batis, Batie and many more.

Early Notables of the Battie family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681), a Flemish Baroque painter and teacher; and Pierre Maisonnat dit Baptiste (1663-1714), a French privateer famous for the success he had against New England merchant shipping and fishing interests, his crew was from Acadia. John Gaspars Baptist (d. 1691), was a portrait and tapestry painter, born at Antwerp...
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Australia Battie migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Battie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Battie, (McNeil), English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baring" in April 1815, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Battie (post 1700) +

  • William Battie (1704-1776), English physician, son of Edward Battie, rector of Modbury, Devonshire [2]
  • Sir Colman Battie Rashleigh (1846-1907), 3rd Baronet of Prideaux in the County of Cornwall, English peer

  1. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from
  2. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019 on Facebook