The saga of the name Beeter follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
. The surname Beeter 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 Beeter family
The surname Beeter was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beeter family
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Beeter Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Beeter were recorded, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Beeter family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beeter family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Beeter family emigrate to North America: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.