The family name Bettere is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
. The surname Bettere 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 Bettere family
The surname Bettere was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bettere family
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Bettere Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bettere include Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
Early Notables of the Bettere family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bettere family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.