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The ancestry of the name Beater can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a name for a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie. The surname Beater is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor, meaning one who beats, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour, which means a beater of gold.

Beater Early Origins



The surname Beater was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Beater Spelling Variations


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Beater Spelling Variations



Beater has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.

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Beater Early History


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Beater Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beater research. Another 299 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1166, 1200, 1273, 1349, 1369, 1777, 1635 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Beater History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beater Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beater Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beater Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Beaters to arrive on North American shores:

Beater Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ernst Beater, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850
  • James Beater, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

Beater Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • W. Beater arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1849

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Beater Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beater 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 16 September 2013 at 16:26.

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