The history of the name Beatter dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
. The surname Beatter 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
Early Origins of the Beatter family
The surname Beatter was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beatter family
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Beatter Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Beatter has undergone many spelling variations
, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Beatter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beatter family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Beatter were among those contributors: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.