John Batt

Brief Life History of John

When John Batt was born in 1855, in Wherwell, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Batt, was 34 and his mother, Elizabeth Edgell, was 27.

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Henry Batt
Elizabeth Edgell
Henry Batt
William Batt-Joyce
George Batt
Thomas Batt
John Batt
Alice Batt

Sources (6)

  • John Batt in household of Henry Batt, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • John Batt, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Batt, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892"

World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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