Battis is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
surname that came from the given name Bartholomew, of which it is a diminutive form.
Early Origins of the Battis family
The surname Battis was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066. One of the first notables of the family was Henry Bate or Hendrik Baten (of Mechelen or of Malines) (1246- c.1310) a Flemish
philosopher, theologian, astronomer, astrologer, poet, and musician.
Early History of the Battis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battis research.Another 240 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1877, 1429, 1415, 1625, 1699, 1608, 1668, 1700, 1682 and are included under the topic Early Battis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Battis Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Battis has been recorded under many different variations, including Bates, Batts, Bats, Bate, Bateson, Baits, Baites, Baytes and many more.
Early Notables of the Battis family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: John Bate (died 1429), an English or Welsh
theologian and philosopher. He is thought to have been born west of the River Severn, but was probably brought up in the Carmelite monastery at York. He... Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Battis family to Ireland
Some of the Battis family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 145 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Battis family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Battis or a variant listed above:
Battis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- John Battis, who landed in Virginia in 1719 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The Battis Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Et manu et corde
Motto Translation: Both with hand and heart.