||Re: surname Beattie
||Jim Young (guest, 22.214.171.124)
||June 7, 2005 at 4:07:15 PM
||surname Beattie by sagani
This is a Scottish surname, a diminutive form of the name Bartholomew.
In Ireland it is usually of Scots origin, but sometimes it was adopted as an English language form of biadhtach. A biadhtach, or betagh, was someone designated by a king or chief to provide accommodation and hospitality to visitors. Apparently it was a full-time occupation.
In Ireland it is also spelt Beatty and Betty.
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- surname Beattie - sagani Jun 6 2005, 2:23:21 PM
- Re: surname Beattie - Jim Young Jun 7 2005, 4:07:15 PM