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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.

Batz Early Origins



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.

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Batz Spelling Variations


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Batz Spelling Variations



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

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Batz Early History


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Batz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batz research. Another 181 words (13 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.

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Batz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Batz Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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
  • Johann Georg Batz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Michael Batz settled in Philadelphia in 1746
  • Johan Georg Batz came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1749
  • Johann Peter Batz, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (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, arrived in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Batz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Batz (post 1700)



  • Johann Heinrich Hartmann Bätz (d. 1770), Dutch organ builder

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Motto


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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


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    2. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    9. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Batz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batz 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 4 October 2015 at 08:13.

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