Origins Available: English
name Bettin comes from when the family resided 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 Bettin family
The surname Bettin 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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
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 Bettin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bettin research.Another 459 words (33 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 Bettin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bettin Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bettin has been recorded under many different variations, including Bettin, Bettinson, Betin, Betun, Betonessone, Betissone, Betonson, Bittinson, Bettine, Betenson, Bettenson, Bettinsoonne, Betinson and many more.
Early Notables of the Bettin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bettin family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bettin or a variant listed above:
Bettin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Engel Mar. Bettin, who arrived at the port of New York from Bremen in 1854
- Albert Bettin, aged 11, who settled in America from Dolitz, Russia, in 1893
- Carl Bettin, aged 48, who emigrated to the United States from Dolitz, Russia, in 1893
- Francesco Bettin, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
Bettin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Giacomo di Francesco Bettin, aged 29, who landed in America from Bellimo, in 1904
- Erich Bettin, aged 20, who settled in America from Cigielnia, Germany, in 1913
- Augusto Bettin, aged 53, who landed in America from Bielefeld, Germany, in 1923
Contemporary Notables of the name Bettin (post 1700)
- Helen Kennard Bettin (1887-1983), American author, teacher and volunteer
- Valentin "Val" Bettin (b. 1923), American voice actor, known for using a British accent in all of his roles in animated films
- Gianfranco Bettin (b. 1955), Italian sociologist and long-time leader of the Greens in Veneto
- Joël Bettin (b. 1959), French Olympic sprint canoer
- Grietje Bettin (b. 1975), German politician, member of the Bundestag (2000-)