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Beatty Family Surname Variations

Due to a variety of reasons there are many documented variations of the spelling the surname which is pronounced "BAYTEE/BAYDEE" or "BEETEE/BEEDEE". Some seem to be more common than others depending upon the origin of the specific individual. Before surname spelling became more standarized in the 19th/20th centuries, they were often spelled as they "sounded" to the person writing the surname. Complicating this is the fact that many of our ancestors were illiterate and thus the only record of the spelling of their surname comes down to us from court clerks, ministers, census enumerators, attorneys and other officials...some of whom were not that far from illiteracy also. For example, read Meriweather Lewis' journal of the Lewis and Clark expedition. He had been Jefferson's Secretary for many years and today probably couldn't pass a 3rd grade spelling test.

We have many examples of where researchers "missed" significant information because they didn't search for the various spellings. Even our more frequent spellings of BAITY, BATY, BEATTIE, BEATTY, BEATY, BETTY, BETY, etc. provide a wide range in any alphabetical listing.

The following list is by no means exhaustive, but should provide guidelines for the researcher. Many of the following variations are evidenced in the 1850 U. S. Census records. Some of these are most probably typically the spelling for a different family. For example, the Beede family out of 1700s New England has a migration pattern from England, unlike most of our Beattys at the time. Occasionally, however, one of our Beattys is spelled as Beede in some of the records. In Lineage three we missed for a long time the record of one of our ancestors because the marriage documentation listed him as Bettis. We have learned that to limit one's research to a spelling or two is at best naive and usually will result in missing some important information.
  — Ray Beaty,  October, 1998

BADDY
BADE
BADEE
BADES
BADET
BADEY
BADIE
BADY
BAETE
BAHTE
BAID
BAIDE
BAIDS
BAIDY
BAIT
BAITY
BAITEE
BAITES
BAITEY
BAITHES
BAITO
BAITS
BAITT
BAITTS
BAITY
BAITZ
BAT
BATTIZE
BATA
BATE
BATE
BATED
BATEE
BATEY
BATHE
BATHEY
BATHY
BATIE
BATIS
BATISON
BATISS
BATISSEE
BATIX
BATS
BATSE
BATSEE
BATTE
BATTEE
BATTES
BATTEY
BATTIE
BATTIES
BATTY
BATTZ
BATY
BATYE
BATZ
BAUD
BAUDA
BAUDY
BAUTY
BAYD
BAYDEY
BAYDY
BAYT
BAYTY
BEAD
BEADDY
BEADE
BEADEA
BEADED
BEADES
BEADS
BEADY
BEAT
BEATE
BEATES
BEATEY
BEATH
BEATHEA
BEATHY
BEATICE
BEATIE
BEATIS
BEATS
BEATSY
BEATT
BEATTEY
BEATTIE
BEATTS
BEATTY
BEATTY*
BEATTYS
BEATUE
BEATY
BEATZ
BEAUTE
BED
BEDAC
BEDAH
BEDD
BEDDEO
BEDDIE
BEDDIS
BEDDS
BEDDY
BEDE
BEDEE
BEDES
BEDIE
BEDIX
BEED
BEEDE
BEEDIE
BEEDS
BEEDY
BEET
BEETE
BEETH
BEETS
BEETTE
BEETTY
BEIDY
BEIT
BEITH
BEITY
BEITZ
BEITZ
BEOD
BEODIE
BEOTIE
BEOTIET
BEOTOT
BEATAGH
BETAUD
BETE
BETE
BETES
BETH
BETHA
BETHAY
BETHE
BETHEA
BETHEW
BETHIA
BETHOU
BETICE
BETKA
BETTA
BETTACK
BETTAG
BETTE
BETTEE
BETTES
BETTET
BETTICE
BETTIE
BETTIES
BETTIGES
BETTIS
BETTOWS
BETTSEY
BETTY
BETTYS
BETY
BETYE
BEUD
BEUITH
BEUT
BEVAT
BEVDY
BEVDY
BIADA
BIDD
BIDD
BIDD
BIDDE
BIDDE
BIDDE
BIDDEY
BIDDIX
BIDDIX
BIDDO
BIDDO
BIDDOE
BIDDY
BIDE
BIDES
BIDET
BIDS
BIDY
BIED
BIEDE
BIEDEY
BIET
BIETA
BIETS
BITA
BITE
BITH
BITHE
BITHEE
BITHU
BITTES
BITTES
BITTIE
BITTIS
BITTO
BITTY
BOTEY
BOUDS
BOUTY
BUTEY
BUTEY
BYATY
BYEAT

Any of the above with a "Mc" such as "McBeattie", and
any of the above with a "Van" or "Von" such as Von Beatty


Last update: June 29, 1999