Batelyn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Batelyn is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in or around the settlement of Batley in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Bata, which was probably a nickname for a stout or burly man related to a word meaning cudgel, and the Old English word leah, meaning wood or clearing.

Early Origins of the Batelyn family

The surname Batelyn was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Important Dates for the Batelyn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batelyn research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1500 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Batelyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batelyn Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Batelyn has been spelled many different ways, including Batling, Batlin, Batlings, Batlyng, Batelyng and many more.

Early Notables of the Batelyn family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Batelyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Batelyn family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Batelyns to arrive in North America: members of the family who sailed to the New World during the 17th to the 20th centuries.

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