Batz History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Batz is of nickname derivation. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old German word batz, meaning mound or pile. Colloquially, it referred to a mound of gold, and eventually came to be used to refer the coins of gold of which the pile was made. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames could refer either directly or indirectly to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Batz family

The surname Batz was first found in Swabia, where the name was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power. Chronicles first mention Cuntz Batze of the village Waiblingen just outside Stuttgart in the year 1350. Originally the word Batz meant a mound or pile, as in "a mound of gold," but later it came to mean the coins themselves. Some sources suggest the family came out of Brittany in France around 1307, and after the Reformation turned protestant and moved into Sweden where they took on the variation Battus. Carl von Batz (b.1769,) was the first to take on again the ancient name Batz.

Early History of the Batz family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batz research. Another 122 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1769, 1830, 1833, and 1838 are included under the topic Early Batz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batz Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Batz, Batsz, Batzz, Batts, Battz, Battze and many more.

Early Notables of the Batz family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Batz during this period were Carl von Batz (b.1769), the Swedish-Pomeranian advisor at the parliament at Regensburg, who was the first to take...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Batz migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Batz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Catharina Batz, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Johann Georg Batz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Michael Batz, who settled in Philadelphia in 1746
  • Johan Georg Batz, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johann Peter Batz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Batz Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Anna Batz, age 37, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1840

Contemporary Notables of the name Batz (post 1700) +

  • Wilhelm Batz, German fighter pilot and flying ace in the Luftwaffe, during World War II, credited with 237 aerial victories, awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Johann Heinrich Hartmann Bätz (d. 1770), Dutch organ builder

The Batz Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non temere ast strenue
Motto Translation: Not random, but with vigor

  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) on Facebook
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