Batten Family History

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Batten Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of Batt (1 or 2).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Batton, Battin, Batte, Battey, Barton, Batey, Gatten, Patten, Bratten

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Batten Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Batten name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Batten. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Batten Family Origin

Where is the Batten family from?

Batten Family Occupations

What did your Batten ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Batten. A less common occupation for the Batten family was Labourer. The most common Batten occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Batten's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Batten ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Batten Historical Records

What Batten family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 98,000 census records available for the last name Batten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Batten census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Batten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Batten Life Expectancy

What is the average Batten lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Batten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Batten in 1943 was 38, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Batten

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Batten ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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