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The history of the name Baytes begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the given name Bartholomew, of which it is a diminutive form.
The surname Baytes was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Baytes has been recorded under many different variations, including Bates, Batts, Bats, Bate, Bateson, Baits, Baites, Baytes and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baytes research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1877, 1625, 1699, 1608, 1668, 1700, 1682 and are included under the topic Early Baytes History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baytes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Baytes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 209 words (15 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Baytes or a variant listed above:
Baytes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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: Et manu et corde
Motto Translation: Both with hand and heart.
The Baytes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baytes 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.
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