Show ContentsBeatts History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Beatts family

The surname Beatts was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Beatts family

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Beatts Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Beatts family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Beatts family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Beatts (post 1700) +

  • Anne Beatts (1947-2021), American Primetime Emmy Award winning comedy writer, known for Saturday Night Live (1975), Saturday Night Live 25 (1999) and Nightlife (1989) on Facebook