from ancient times.
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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. Beatts occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Beats, Beatts, Beat, Beet, Beatt, Bet, Bett and many more.
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 Atlantic. 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 Beatts, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Adam, Cathrin, Magdalen, and Maria Beats who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1732; Mary Beats settled in Norfolk
Virginia in 1823; Richard Beate settled in Virginia in 1653.