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Meow. asked in Arts & HumanitiesGenealogy · 1 decade ago

what origion do you thik the last name 'Batt' comes from?

Im trying to figure it out

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    This unsual and interesting name has three possible origns, the

    first of which is a patronymic form of the medieval personal name "Batte", meaning "son of Batte", itself a pet form of "Bartholomew" which means "rich in land". The second origin also patronymic is from the Olde English (Anglo\Saxon) personal name "Bata", used as a nickname for a stout, thickset person from the word "batt", a cudgel. The third origin is topographic, from the Olde English pre 7th Century "bata", used in a transferred sense of "profit, gain", to mean "fat pasture", as in the placename "Batcombe" in Somerset. The recording of Walter atte Batte in Somerset in 1327 is an example of this use. Anne Batts was christened on the 25th December 1705 at St. Dunstans', Stepney, in London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Bat, which was dated

    circa 1170, "Early London Personal Names", Ekwall, during the reign of King Henry II, The Builder of Churches, 1154 - 1189.

  • 1 decade ago

    it is either english or french

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