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.
of Sussex, 1296. Byard's Leap is a small hamlet, west of Cranwell in
, which is associated with various legends.
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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.