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Batt Name Meaning

English: like Bate, a derivative of the Middle English personal name Batte, a pet form of Bartholomew. English: possibly from a Middle English survival of an Old English personal name or byname Bata, of uncertain origin and meaning, but perhaps akin to batt ‘cudgel’ and so, as a byname, given to a thickset man or a belligerent one. 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 (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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Where is the Batt family from?

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 the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Batt families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 21% of all the recorded Batt's in the 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 US 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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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Batt. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Batt. For the veterans among your Batt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Batt lifespan?

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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