Batts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Batts family

The surname Batts was first found in Rutland a county in central England, bordered by Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Important Dates for the Batts family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batts research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1323, 1240, 1631, 1651, 1620, 1679 and 1655 are included under the topic Early Batts History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batts Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Batts include Batt, Batte, Bat, Batts, Baat and others.

Early Notables of the Batts family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Anthony Batt (d. 1651), a Benedictine monk who resided for some years in the English monastery of his order at Dieulwart, in...
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Migration of the Batts family to Ireland

Some of the Batts family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batts migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Batts Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Dorothy Batts, who settled in Virginia in 1634
  • Henry Batts, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • Joseph Batts, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • William Batts, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • Mary Batts, who arrived in Virginia in 1650 [1]
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Batts Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Richard Batts, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]

Batts migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Batts Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Batts, aged 36, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen" [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Batts (post 1700)

  • Matt Batts (b. 1921), American professional Major League baseball player
  • Deborah Batts (b. 1947), African-American lawyer
  • Robert Lynn Batts (1864-1935), American judge
  • Lloyd Batts (b. 1951), retired American NBA basketball player
  • Carlos Batts, American photographer, filmmaker, and curator

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Monday 1st January 1855. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Star Queen 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/starqueen1854.shtml
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