Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Batelay family once lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the parish of Batley.
Early Origins of the Batelay family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Batelay family
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Batelay 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 Batelay family name include Batley, Battelay, Bateley, Batelay, Batlee and many more.
Early Notables of the Batelay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batelay family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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 Batelay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Christopher Batley who sailed to Virginia in 1652 and Jeffry Batley to Barbados in 1679.
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