Baterbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Baterbie is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived the place named Battersby in the North Riding of Yorkshire. Battersby Township was in the parish of Ingleby Greenbow. The place-name is derived from an Old English word denoting Bothvarr's town. 
Early Origins of the Baterbie family
The surname Baterbie was first found in Yorkshire, at Battersby, a township, in the parish of Ingleby Greenhow, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh. “This was an ancient demesne of the crown, and according to the Domesday Survey was called Badresbi” 
Early History of the Baterbie family
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Baterbie 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. Baterbie has been spelled many different ways, including Battersby, Battersbee, Battersbie, Batterby, Batterbee and many more.
Early Notables of the Baterbie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Baterbie family to Ireland
Some of the Baterbie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Baterbie 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 Baterbies to arrive in North America: Nicholas Battersby, who came to Maryland in 1668; George Battersby, who came to Antigua (Antego) in 1678; Christopher Battersby, who came to Barbados in 1679.
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The Baterbie 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: Ante Honorem Est Humilitas
Motto Translation: Before honor is humility.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.