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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Betere. It was a name given to someone who was a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie. The surname Betere 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 Betere family


The surname Betere was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Early History of the Betere family

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Early History of the Betere family


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Betere Spelling Variations

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Betere Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Betere have been found, including Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.

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Early Notables of the Betere family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Betere family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Betere family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Betere family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Betere, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.

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