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Batt Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Bat(te) probably a pet form of Middle English Bartelmew (see Bartholomew ) or perhaps the rarer Bartram (see Bertram ). English: probably in many cases a variant of Back 2 ‘bat’ (the winged animal) applied as a nickname. The alteration of Middle English bakke to bat is not on record before 1580 but the frequency with which le Bat occurs in medieval documents suggests that this is a likely source of the name. Alternatively it may be from Middle English bat(te) (Old English batt) ‘cudgel club bat’ perhaps for someone of stout appearance or for one who wielded a bat. English: topographic name of uncertain meaning. That it is a topographic name seems clear from examples such as Walter atte Batte (Somerset 1327) but the meaning of the term is in doubt although it is found in medieval field names. German: from a medieval personal name (from Latin Beatus ‘blessed’) bestowed in honor of the apostle who was reputed to have brought Christianity to Switzerland and southern Germany.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Butt, Bott, Hatt, Catt, Bath, Bratt, Bart, Bate, Blatt, Watt

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You can see how Batt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Batt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Batt families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Batt families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Batt's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Batt families in 1840.
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What did your Batt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Batt. 18% of Batt men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Batt women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Batt were Manager and Housework. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housework
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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Batt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Batt in 1950 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

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