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Where did the English Battersby family come from? What is the English Battersby family crest and coat of arms? 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?Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Battersby is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having 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.
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Battersby has been spelled many different ways, including 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.
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Battersbys to arrive in North America:
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
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: Ante Honorem Est Humilitas
Motto Translation: Before honor is humility.
The Battersby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battersby 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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