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Origins Available: English, Scottish


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The surname Beattie was first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Beattie occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beattie research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1597, 1603, 1735, 1771, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Beattie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beattie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the Beattie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Beattie, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Beattie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Miss Beattie, who arrived in South Carolina in 1772
  • Agnes Beattie who arrived in New York City in 1774

Beattie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Beattie, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Ann Beattie, who arrived in America in 1826
  • Janet Beattie, who landed in America in 1826
  • William Beattie, who landed in New York in 1835
  • Nelson Beattie, who arrived in New York in 1838
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Beattie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Beattie, who arrived in Arkansas in 1900
  • Benjamin Beattie, who landed in New York, NY in 1905

Beattie Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Andrew Beattie, aged 23, a teacher, arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815
  • William Beattie, who arrived in Canada in 1821
  • Mr. Beattie, who landed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Beattie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Beattie, aged 18, a shawl knitter, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Joseph Soames"
  • Anne Beattie, aged 18, a shawl knitter, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Joseph Somes" in 1850
  • Richard Beattie, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

Beattie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Beattie, aged 26, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860
  • Hannah Beattie, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Longton" in 1860
  • John Beattie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • William Beattie arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865
  • Henry Beattie arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Buttermere" in 1886
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  • Herbert Beattie, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1908
  • Harold T. Beattie, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 1st District, 1964
  • Gladstone Beattie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1932
  • Dorothy Beattie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1956
  • David H. Beattie, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Vermont, 1880
  • Clark J. Beattie, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Lapeer County, 1942, 1944
  • Charlton Reid Beattie (1869-1925), American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Louisiana, 1908; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, 1909-13
  • Charles Kenneth Beattie, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1952 (alternate), 1972
  • Armstrong Beattie, American politician, Mayor of St. Joseph, Missouri, 1857-59, 1860-61, 1866-67, 1878-80
  • Adam Beattie (1833-1893), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 17th District, 1873-74
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Beattie Historic Events



HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Eric Peter Beattie (1915-1941), Australian Stoker from Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Alexander Beattie (1915-1941), Australian Leading Stoker from Coogee, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Grace S Beattie, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking
  • Reverend James Anderson Beattie, American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Margaret White Beattie, (née Dall), American 2nd Class passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Allan Martin Beattie, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mr. James Beattie, English Fireman from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Joseph Beattie (d. 1912), aged 34, English Greaser from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
  • Mr. Thomson Beattie, aged 36, Canadian First Class passenger from Fergus, Ontario who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat A but died in the night his body was recovered a month later when the life boat was found by the Oceanic A
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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: Lumen coeleste sequamur
Motto Translation: May we follow heavenly inspiration.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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    The Beattie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beattie 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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