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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 United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur Batton, aged 42, originally from Liverpool, arrived in New York in 1920 from Liverpool, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XQ-PZN : 6 December 2014), Arthur Batton, 21 Nov 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Thomas H.H. Batton, aged 59, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Olympic" from Southampton, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JW-W68 : 6 December 2014), Thomas H.H. Batton, 11 May 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Robert E. Batton, aged 44, arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1921 aboard the ship "General W. C. Gorgas" from Cristobal, C.Z. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VH-PPP : 6 December 2014), Robert E. Batton, 05 Jan 1921; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name General W. C. Gorgas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Batton, aged 68, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J623-YJS : 6 December 2014), John Batton, 15 Feb 1921; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ivy Batton, aged 26, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Orbita" from Southampton, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62C-RZ6 : 6 December 2014), Ivy Batton, 04 Nov 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Orbita, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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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Contemporary Notables of the name Batton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Batton (post 1700)



  • David Robert "Dave" Batton (b. 1956), retired American NBA basketball player
  • John David "J.D." Batton (1911-1981), American Sheriff of Webster Parish, Louisiana (1952-1964), son of James Bryant Batton
  • John Batton (b. 1954), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played one season for the Minnesota Twins in 1974
  • Christopher Sean Batton (b. 1954), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played one season for the Oakland Athletics in 1976, twin brother of John Batton
  • James Bryant Batton (1880-1939), American Webster Parish chief deputy sheriff, a two-term Minden police chief, father of Jack Batton
  • Jack Batton (1913-1996), American businessman and politician, Mayor of Minden, Webster Parish, Louisiana (1978-1982)
  • Désiré-Alexandre Batton (1798-1855), French composer

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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. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6XQ-PZN : 6 December 2014), Arthur Batton, 21 Nov 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name , NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JW-W68 : 6 December 2014), Thomas H.H. Batton, 11 May 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Olympic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6VH-PPP : 6 December 2014), Robert E. Batton, 05 Jan 1921; citing departure port Cristobal, C.Z., arrival port New York, N.Y., ship name General W. C. Gorgas, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J623-YJS : 6 December 2014), John Batton, 15 Feb 1921; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62C-RZ6 : 6 December 2014), Ivy Batton, 04 Nov 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Orbita, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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