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Where did the French Battaylle family come from? What is the French Battaylle family crest and coat of arms? When did the Battaylle family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Battaylle family history?From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Battaylle family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name, and generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the first person that used the name. The Battaylle surname derives from the Old French word "bataille" from Latin "battualia" both meaning "battle," and as such was likely originally a nickname for a combative or violent person.
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First found in Bourgogne, where this esteemed family has held a family seat from ancient times.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battaylle research. Another 277 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1396, 1490, 1553, 1575, 1630, 1646, 1701, and 1775 are included under the topic Early Battaylle History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 20 words(1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battaylle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Aime Bataille settled in New Orleans in 1822; Francois Bataille settled in Louisiana in 1719.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ex bello pax
Motto Translation: Of war and peace
The Battaylle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battaylle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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