name. The name was originally given to a coppersmith or a dealer in
. The surname Idder is possibly derived from the Old French word
, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word
from ancient times.
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One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Idder has appeared include Beater, Beeter, Beatere, Betere, Batere, Bettere and many more.
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Idder arrived in North America very early: Charles Bater who arrived in Virgina in 1642. Thomas Bater sailed to America in 1772.