Battin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Battin is a name that came to England in the 11th century wave of migration that was set off by the Norman Conquest of 1066. Battin comes from the Old English given name Batte, a pet form of Bartholomew.

Early Origins of the Battin family

The surname Battin 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 Battin family

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

Battin Spelling Variations

Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Battin were recorded, including Batten, Battin, Battyne, Baten, Batin, Batton and many more.

Early Notables of the Battin 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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Battin migration to the United States

The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Battin arrived in North America very early:

Battin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • James Battin, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • James Battin, who arrived in Virginia in 1657 [2]
  • Richard Battin who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1672
  • Richard Battin, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1672 [2]
Battin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Battin, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1706 [2]
Battin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Battin, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Joseph Battin, who landed in New York in 1836 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Battin (post 1700)

  • Richard "Dick" Horace Battin (1925-2014), American engineer, applied mathematician and educator who led the design of the Apollo guidance computer during the Apollo missions during the 1960s
  • Denis Battin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]

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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. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Denis Battin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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