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The Byatt surname derives from the Old English words "bi," meaning "beside" and "yerd," meaning "enclosure." Thus the name is thought to have been originally used to describe someone who lived near a closed in yard.

Byatt Early Origins



The surname Byatt was first found in Sussex, where Thomas Byerd, was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex, 1296. Byard's Leap is a small hamlet, west of Cranwell in Lincolnshire, which is associated with various legends.

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Byatt Spelling Variations


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Byatt 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. Byatt has been recorded under many different variations, including Byart, Byard, Biard, Byatt and others.

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Byatt Early History


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Byatt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Byatt research. Another 321 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1557, 1561, 1570, 1574, 1602, 1625, 1638, 1642, and 1643 are included under the topic Early Byatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Byatt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Byatt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Byatt 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Byatt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Byatt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Robert Byatt, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Thomas Byatt, aged 29, a painter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Sarah Byatt, aged 27, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Rose A. Byatt, aged 1, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Byatt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Byatt (post 1700)



  • Andy Byatt, English wildlife documentary film producer for the BBC Natural History Unit
  • Dennis John Byatt (b. 1958), English former football central defender
  • Dame Antonia "A.S." Byatt DBE (b. 1936), pen name of Dame Antonia Susan Duffy, an English postmodern novelist, poet and Booker Prize winner, one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945
  • Joyce Esther Byatt (b. 1937), birht name of Joyce Esther Smith, a British former long-distance runner
  • Sir Ian Byatt (b. 1935), British economist, former Director General of the economic regulator of the water industry in England and Wales
  • Sharon Byatt, British actress, best known for her role as Irenee in Carla Lane's Bread
  • Horace Archer Byatt (1875-1933), British colonial governor, Commissioner of British Somaliland (1911-1914), Governor of Tanganyika (1920-1922), Governor of Trinidad and Tobago (1924-1929)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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    The Byatt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Byatt 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.

    This page was last modified on 14 November 2014 at 08:54.

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