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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Batayle 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 Batayle 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.

Batayle Early Origins



The surname Batayle was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this esteemed family has held a family seat from ancient times.

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Batayle Spelling Variations


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Batayle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bataille, Batailles, Bataile, Batailes, Battaille, Battailles, Battaile, Battailes, Batayles, Bataylles, Batayle, Bataylle, Battayles, Battaylles, Battayle, Battaylle, de Bataille and many more.

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Batayle Early History


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Batayle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batayle 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 Batayle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Batayle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Batayle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batayle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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.

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Motto


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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: Ex bello pax
Motto Translation: Of war and peace


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Batayle Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. D'Hozier Charles. Armorial Général de France. Paris: Dillon, 1875. Print.
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    The Batayle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batayle 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 October 2003 at 15:33.

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