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The name Bittan finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a maker of buttons. The surname Bittan is a metonymic name derived from the Old French word boton, which means button.

Bittan Early Origins



The surname Bittan was first found in Hampshire and later in Gloucestershire and Somerset. Lower says the family can be traced to the 13th century in Hampshire where Sir Walter de Button was progenitor of the family about 1216 A.D. The family had flourished for several centuries in that county, intermarrying with many distinguished families, supplementing their estates with marriages of the heiresses of the Furneaux, Bryan, Turbevilles, Bassets and others.

William of Bitton I (d. 1264,) also listed as William Button was a medieval Bishop of Bath and Wells. His nephews included another William of Bitton (d. 1274,) was also Bishop of Bath and Wells; and William's brother, a Thomas of Bitton (d. 1307,) an archdeacon and dean of Wells, and later Bishop of Exeter (1291-1307).


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Bittan Spelling Variations


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Bittan 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. Bittan has been recorded under many different variations, including Button, Bitton, Buttoner, Buton, Biton, Buttons, Boutin, Bouttin, Bouton, Boutton, Budden, Buddan, Boudin, Bouddin, Buttan, Buddon, Buddin, Butten, Buttin, Butting, Budding, Buttane and many more.

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Bittan Early History


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Bittan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bittan research. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1713, 1355, 1355, 1584, 1655, 1614, 1629, 1665, 1625, 1648, 1680, 1624, 1679, 1659, 1679, 1620 and 1646 are included under the topic Early Bittan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bittan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bittan Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Matthew Button who was executed in 1355; Sir William Button, 1st Baronet (1584-1655), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1614 and 1629, supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War; John Button (died 1665), an English...

Another 99 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bittan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bittan In Ireland


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Bittan In Ireland



Some of the Bittan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Bittan or a variant listed above:

Bittan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mariam Bittan, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Trave" from Bremen, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ5-9PR : 6 December 2014), Mariam Bittan, 21 May 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Trave, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ascher Bittan, aged 10, arrived in New York in 1896 aboard the ship "Trave" from Bremen, Germany [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ5-9PT : 6 December 2014), Ascher Bittan, 21 May 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Trave, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Bittan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adel Bittan, aged 20, originally from Dobrze, Russia, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Noordam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFMY-Z3G : 6 December 2014), Adel Bittan, 09 Nov 1909; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bittan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bittan (post 1700)



  • Roy J. Bittan (b. 1949), nicknamed The Professor, an American keyboardist, best known as a member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
  • Musarrat Ali Bittan (b. 1971), Indian politician and a member of the Sixteenth Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh in India

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ5-9PR : 6 December 2014), Mariam Bittan, 21 May 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Trave, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXQ5-9PT : 6 December 2014), Ascher Bittan, 21 May 1896; citing departure port Bremen, arrival port New York, ship name Trave, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFMY-Z3G : 6 December 2014), Adel Bittan, 09 Nov 1909; citing departure port Rotterdam, arrival port New York, ship name Noordam, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  11. ...

The Bittan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bittan 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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