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The origins of the Battour surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Battour began when someone in that family worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie. The surname Battour is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor, meaning one who beats, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour, which means a beater of gold.

Battour Early Origins



The surname Battour was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Battour Spelling Variations


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Battour Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Battour has appeared include Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.

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Battour Early History


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Battour Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battour research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1200, 1273, 1349, 1369, 1777, 1635 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Battour History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battour Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battour Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battour Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Battour arrived in North America very early: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. 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).
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Battour Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battour 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 16 September 2013 at 16:26.

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