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Bitting is one of the many new names that came to England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Bitting comes from the Old English given name B atte, a pet form of Bartholomew.

Bitting Early Origins



The surname Bitting was first found in Somerset, where the “family of Batten have been seated for nearly six centuries. They are considered of Flemish origin. Among eminent merchants of the staple (wool-trade) temp. Edward I., were several De Beteyns and Batyns.” [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Bitting Spelling Variations


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Bitting Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Bitting are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bitting include Batten, Battin, Battyne, Baten, Batin, Batton and many more.

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Bitting Early History


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Bitting Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bitting research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1500, 1600, 1600, 1667, 1661, 1667, 1687, 1743 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Bitting History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bitting Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bitting Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bitting Notables 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Bitting, or a variant listed above:

Bitting Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bitting, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1760

Bitting Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I Bitting, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • Mrs. H. C. Bitting, aged 31, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1892
  • H. C. Bitting, aged 36, who landed in America from Edinburgh, Scotland in 1892
  • W. Bitting, aged 9, who landed in America, in 1896

Bitting Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • A. C. Bitting, who landed in America, in 1905
  • Hettie E. Bitting, aged 52, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Anna Biedler Bitting, aged 56, who settled in America, in 1914
  • Samuel T. Bitting, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1916

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bitting (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bitting (post 1700)



  • Michelle Bitting (b. 1964), American poet, Poet Laureate of Pacific Palisades, CA (2012)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Bitting Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bitting 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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