Yes folk, however you spell it, it appears we are nearly all related. The are two possible sources, the first, a medieval French knight called Batty is vague. There is much evidence for our origins in 12th century Loch Lomond. I am a UK journalist working on a project with a US journalist on tracing family roots. Please Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org with any info in English/Scottish links. Promise reply. Best wishes, cousins.