Bettian History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Bettian surname lived in the Pas-de-Calais region of Normandy here the family lived before coming to England with the Norman Conquest and settling in the county of Essex. Other records show the name could have been a baptismal name derived from the expression the son of Beatrice from the nickname Bete.
Early Origins of the Bettian family
The surname Bettian was first found in Shropshire, where "Walter De Betton had a freehold estate at Betton-Strange, near Shrewsbury, in the reign of Edward I. William Betton, fourth in descent from Walter, was seated at Great Berwick prior to the reign of Henry IV."  Betton Strange is today a hamlet in the civil parish of Berrington and home to Betton Strange Hall which was built in the 1800s.
Early History of the Bettian family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bettian research. Another 230 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1316, 1327, 1379, 1397, 1399, 1543, 1582, 1583, 1598, 1620, 1625, 1661 and 1779 are included under the topic Early Bettian History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bettian Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bettian are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bettian include: Bettin, Bettinson, Betin, Betun, Betonessone, Betissone, Betonson, Bittinson, Bettine, Betenson, Bettenson, Bettinsoonne, Betinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bettian family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bettian family
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bettian or a variant listed above: J. Bettinson who arrived in Ontario in 1879.
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- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.