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Where did the English Battersby family come from? When did the Battersby family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Battersby family history?The name Battersby is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived the place named Battersby in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Battersby Township was in the parish of Ingleby Greenbow. The place-name is derived from an Old English word denoting Bothvarr's town.
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Battersby family name include Battersby, Battersbee, Battersbie, Batterby, Batterbee and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battersby research. Another 75 words(5 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Battersby History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Battersby Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Battersby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 59 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Battersby surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Battersby Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Battersby Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Battersby Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
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