Early Origins of the Batbay family
The surname Batbay was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Batbay family
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Batbay Spelling Variations
The name, Batbay, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Baptie, Badby, Bapty, Badbie, Badbee, Baddeby, Badbe and many more.
Early Notables of the Batbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batbay family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Batbay surname who came to North America were: John Badeby who arrived in Virginia in 1623; Audre Batbie, aged 11, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Pans, France, in 1907; Jean Batbie, aged 27, who arrived at Ellis Island
from Pau, France, in 1916.