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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 B atte, a pet form of Bartholomew.

Battin Early Origins



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]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Battin Spelling Variations


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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.

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Battin Early History


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Battin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battin research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1500, 1600, 1600, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1687, 1743 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Battin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • James Battin, who arrived in Virginia in 1657
  • Richard Battin who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1672
  • Richard Battin, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1672

Battin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Battin, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1706

Battin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Battin arrived in New York in 1836
  • Joseph Battin, who landed in New York in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name Battin (post 1700)


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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

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Citations


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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.

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
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