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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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Robert Byatt arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Thomas Byatt, aged 29, a painter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Sarah Byatt, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
  • Rose A. Byatt, aged 1, 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. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    7. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. 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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