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Battersby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Early Origins of the Battersby family


The surname Battersby was first found in Yorkshire, at Battersby, a township, in the parish of Ingleby Greenhow, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh. “This was an ancient demesne of the crown, and according to the Domesday Survey was called Badresbi” [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Early History of the Battersby family


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Battersby Spelling Variations


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.

Early Notables of the Battersby family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Battersby family to Ireland


Some of the Battersby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Battersby family to the New World and Oceana


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 United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Battersby, who settled in Maryland in 1668
  • George Battersby, who settled in Antigua (Antego) in 1678
  • George Battersby, who arrived in Antigua (Antego) in 1678 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Christopher Battersby, who settled in Barbados in 1679
  • Nicholas Battersby, who landed in East New Jersey in 1690 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Battersby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Battersby, a bonded emigrant who arrived in America in 1714
  • John Battersby, who was deported to America in 1767

Battersby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Battersby who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846

Battersby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry William Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • John Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Sarah Elizabeth Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Thomas Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • Christina Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Battersby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Battersby, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856
  • George Battersby, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Thomas Battersby, aged 32, a weaver, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • James Battersby, aged 19, a painter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • Thomas Battersby, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Battersby (post 1700)


  • Ashley Battersby (b. 1988), American professional freestyle skier, winner of the slopestyle in the 2008 U.S. Open, slopestyle in the 2010 Aspen Open, and an X-Games medalist in 2010
  • Edmund Battersby, American concert pianist and Professor of Music at Indiana University
  • Bradley Battersby (b. 1953), American film director and screenwriter
  • Sir Alan Rushton Battersby FRS (1925-2018), English organic chemist, who won the 1989 Wolf Prize in Chemistry and the Copley Medal in 2000
  • Tony Battersby (b. 1975), English football striker for for Wisbech Town
  • Tim Battersby (b. 1949), English composer and performer of children's music, member of The Battersby Duo which has received three Parents' Choice Awards and an American Cable Emmy
  • Brigadier Terence Esmond Maxwell Battersby (1893-1972), English cricketer and British Army officer
  • David Arthur Battersby (b. 1954), Australian academic, foundation Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University, Australia
  • James Battersby (b. 1958), Australian former national champion rower and Olympic bronze medalist rower at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Jean Battersby (1928-2009), Australian arts executive and adviser
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Battersby family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Clifford Battersby (b. 1909), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Eckington, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Battersby, British Boy Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Johnson Battersby, English 1st Class Passenger from Stockport, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

The Battersby Motto


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.


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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  5. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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