Early Origins of the Badershall family
The surname Badershall was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Badershall family
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Badershall Spelling Variations
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 Badershall family name include Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.
Early Notables of the Badershall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Badershall family to the New World and Oceana
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 Badershall surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.