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Battle Surname History



The noble Viking settlers who came to the rocky shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages brought with them the ancestors of the Battle family. They lived any of several place names in England, such as Battle in Sussex. Contrary to what one would expect, the name is not a nickname or occupational name derived from the word battle.


Early Origins of the Battle family


The surname Battle was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, Scotland.

Early History of the Battle family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battle research.
Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1400, 1649 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Battle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Battle Spelling Variations


Scottish names from the Middle Ages vary enormously in their spellings. This is a result of the fact that there were no universal standards like dictionaries for scribes to judge by. The recorded spelling variations of the name Battle include Battle, Battell, Battel, Battaile, Battail and others.

Early Notables of the Battle family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Battle family to Ireland


Some of the Battle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Battle family to the New World and Oceana


Settlers found farms all along the eastern part of what would become the United States and Canada. They provided a base and a backbone that would strengthen two great nations in the making. In the 20th century, the ancestors of those brave Scots have rediscovered their heritage through highland games and Scottish historical societies. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Battle or a variant listed above, including:

Battle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Battle, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Battle, who landed in Massachusetts in 1642 [1]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)
  • Mathew Battle, who arrived in Virginia in 1647 [1]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)
  • Matthew Battle, who settled in Virginia in 1647
  • Thomas Battle, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Battle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elinor Battle, who landed in Virginia in 1705 [1]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)
  • Michel Battle, who arrived in America in 1727 [1]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)
  • Anne Battle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]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)
  • Leonhard Battle, who arrived in Virginia in 1783 [1]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)

Battle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Battle, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1812 [1]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)
  • James Battle, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1821 [1]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)
  • John Battle, who arrived in Morgan County, III in 1838 [1]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)
  • Ann Battle, aged 24, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]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)
  • Mary Battle, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]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.)

Battle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Battle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Jasper Battle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Battle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Battle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • Charlotte Battle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  • M. Battle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES originally CHARLES FORBES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirCharlesForbes.gif
  • Catherine Battle, aged 22, a seamstress, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml

Battle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Battle, aged 46, a tailor, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Thomas H. Battle, aged 14, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Emily A. Battle, aged 18, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Louisa C. Battle, aged 16, a servant, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Ellen Battle, aged 12, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Battle (post 1700)


  • Cullen Andrews Battle (1829-1905), American attorney, politician, and general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Kathleen Battle (b. 1948), American soprano, inductee into the NAACP Image Hall of Fame
  • John S Battle, American politician and Democratic Governor of Virginia from 1950-1954
  • Ashley Battle (b. 1982), American professional basketball player
  • Kenny Battle (b. 1964), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Hinton Battle (b. 1956), American actor, dancer, and dance instructor, winner of three Tony awards
  • Vincent M Battle, United States ambassador to Lebanon from August 13, 2001 to August 16, 2004
  • Greg Battle (b. 1964), Canadian professional CFL football player
  • John Battle (b. 1951), English national Labour politician

Historic Events for the Battle family



RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Battle, Irish Able-Bodied Seaman from Sligo, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in 3 different collapsible rafts [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

Suggested Readings for the name Battle


  • A History of the Battelle (also Battle) Family in England by Lucy Catherine Battelle.

See Also



Citations


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of South Australia. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) ASIA 1839 from London with Captain Benjamin Freeman and 245 passengers, arrived Port Adelaide on 16-07-1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Asia-list.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES originally CHARLES FORBES 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849SirCharlesForbes.gif
  4. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 17th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Emerald Isle 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/emeraldisle1854.shtml
  5. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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