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One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bettynson has appeared include Betenson, Bettenson, Bettison, Betison, Betynson, Bettynson, Bettson, Betson and many more.
First found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bettynson research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, 1510, 1600, 1602, 1663, 1675, 1679, 1688, 1733, 1762, and 1786 are included under the topic Early Bettynson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 87 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bettynson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bettynson arrived in North America very early: Harry Bettenson, aged 46, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1904; Claudine Betson, aged 18, who arrived at Ellis Island from Barbados, in 1906; Jessie Betson, aged 29, who arrived at Ellis Island, in 1922.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Qui sera sera
Motto Translation: Whatever will be.
The Bettynson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bettynson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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