The name Bautiste dates back to the days of Medieval France, in the region of Normandy
. It is derived from their residence in the seigneury of Batiste, which was named after Saint Jean Baptiste.
Early Origins of the Bautiste family
The surname Bautiste was first found in Normandy
(French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy
, where they held a family seat
in the Seigneurie of Batiste in the Benefice De Pardieu. Saint Jean Baptiste (St Jean le Precurseur) gave origin to the surname Baptiste.
Early History of the Bautiste family
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Bautiste Spelling Variations
French surnames were subject to numerous alterations in spelling because of the various cultural groups that inhabited specific regions. Eventually, each region possessed its own local
dialect of the French language. The early development of the French language, however, was also influenced by other languages. For example, Old French was infused with Germanic words and sounds when barbarian tribes invaded and settled in France after the fall of the Roman Empire
. Middle French also borrowed heavily from the Italian language during the Renaissance
. As a result of these linguistic and cultural influences, the name Bautiste is distinguished by a number of regional variations. The many spelling variations
of the name include Baptiste, Baptist, Batiste, Batist, Batis, Batie and many more.
Early Notables of the Bautiste family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family in this period was Jean Baptiste de Champaigne (1631-1681), a Flemish
Baroque painter and teacher; and Pierre Maisonnat dit Baptiste (1663-1714), a French privateer famous for the success he had against New England
merchant shipping and fishing interests, his crew was from Acadia.
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Migration of the Bautiste family to the New World and Oceana
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Bautiste has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bautiste were Henri Batiste who settled in Quebec in 1662; William Batist settled in New York in 1822; William Batiste settled in New Orleans in 1823; John Batiste, aged 50.