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The surname Batch came from the western region of Britain known as Wales. This name started out as a nickname for a small or short man, derived from the Welsh word "bach," which means "little."

Early Origins of the Batch family

The surname Batch was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales created by the Laws in Wales Act 1536, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Batch family

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Batch Spelling Variations

Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Batch has occasionally been spelled Baugh, Bach, Bagh, Bawgh, Baughe, Bawghe and others.

Early Notables of the Batch family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Geoffrey Bagh, a prominent 15th century landholder in Shropshire. William Baffin (d. 1622), was an English navigator and discoverer, most probably a native of London, but nothing is known of his early life. "The earliest mention of him is in 1612, as pilot of the Patience, fitted out at Hull by James Hall, for a voyage of discovery to Greenland. Amongst early navigators Baffin takes a high place as one of the first who endeavoured to determine longitude at sea by astronomical observations. In his first recorded voyage to Greenland (8 July...
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United States Batch migration to the United States +

In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Batch

Batch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Robert Batch, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [1]
Batch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • E G Batch, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Mr. William Batch, (b. 1857), aged 40, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Paris" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 19th December 1897 en route to New York, USA [2]

Australia Batch migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Batch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Batch, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1848 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Batch (post 1700) +

  • Charlie D'Donte Batch (b. 1974), American NFL football quarterback who played for the Detroit Lions (1998–2001) and the Pittsburgh Steelers (2002–2012)
  • Emil Batch (1880-1926), American Major League Baseball third baseman and outfielder who played for the Brooklyn Superbas (1904-1907)
  • Baron Batch (b. 1987), nicknamed "The Artist", an American NFL football running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers (2011-2013)
  • Colin Batch (b. 1958), Australian hockey player who played for the Australia National Team (1979-1990)

  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. Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from
  3. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM - EMIGRANT SHIP - 1848. Retrieved from on Facebook