The distinguished surname Battiston can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Sicily
, which is located off Southwestern Italy and incorporates the island of Sicily
itself, the area of Naples, and the southern part of the Italian peninsula. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames
was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Sicily
is the patronymic
surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal
System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Battiston was derived from the name "Baptist" in devotion to St. John the Baptist.
Early Origins of the Battiston family
The surname Battiston was first found in on the island of Corsica, just north of Sardinia, in the town of San Nicolo. The family was famous for its many soldiers, who fought to keep Corsica part of Italy.
Early History of the Battiston family
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Battiston Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Battista, Abbattista, Batisti, Batista, De Battista, Di Battista, Battistelli, Batistelli, Battistello, Battistella, Battistel, Battistetti, Battistini, Battistin, Battistiol, Battistotti, Battistuzzi, Battistoni, Battistone, Battiston, Battistano, Battistato, Battistat, Battistutti, Battistutta, Titta, Tittoni and many more.
Early Notables of the Battiston family (pre 1700)
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in 810. It was controlled by many powerful families which ended in a republic in 1032. Trade flourished, and a constitution emerged in 1297 followed by... Another 254 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battiston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Battiston family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Battiston Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Guido Battiston, aged 10, originally from Italy, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Duca Degli Abruzzi" from Genoa, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W2-7P8 : 6 December 2014), Guido Battiston, 02 Nov 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Duca Degli Abruzzi, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
- Guerino Battiston, aged 27, originally from Verona, Italy, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "President Wilson" from Trieste, Italy CITATION[CLOSE]
"New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6HC-X3K : 6 December 2014), Guerino Battiston, 13 Dec 1920; citing departure port Trieste, arrival port New York, ship name President Wilson, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
Contemporary Notables of the name Battiston (post 1700)
- Giuseppe Battiston (b. 1968), Italian actor who has appeared in more than 50 films since 1990
- Adrian Battiston (b. 1963), former Australian rules footballer
- Patrick Battiston (b. 1957), former French footballer who played for the France national team in three World Cups