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Batton is one of the thousands of new names that the Norman Conquest of 1066 brought to England. It comes from the Old English given name B atte, a pet form of Bartholomew.

Batton Early Origins



The surname Batton 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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Batton Spelling Variations


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Batton Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Batton family name include Batten, Battin, Battyne, Baten, Batin, Batton and many more.

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Batton Early History


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Batton Early History



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

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Batton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Batton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batton 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



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Batton family to immigrate North America:

Batton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Cornille Batton, who landed in Carolina in 1679

Batton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Batton settled in New England in 1749

Batton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sammul Batton, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844

Batton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Luke Batton, aged 44, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Constance Batton, aged 36, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Elizabeth Jane Batton, aged 15, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Matthew Peters Batton, aged 12, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • Edwin Mark Batton, aged 11, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajah" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
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The Batton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batton Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 6 July 2015 at 15:34.

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