Batershell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Batershell family

The surname Batershell was first found in Devon, where the first record of the family was William de Batteshol, listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The Kec. Office, Cal. State Papers (Domestic) notes that Antony Luther claimed a lease of Manor of Battvishall in 1382. [1]

Early History of the Batershell family

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Batershell Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Batershell has been recorded under many different variations, including Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.

Early Notables of the Batershell family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Jonathan Battishill (1738-1801), composer, was the son of a solicitor, and was born in London in May 1738. At the age of nine he became a chorister of St. Paul's, and was articled pupil to the choirmaster, William Savage, before the age of thirteen. Under this master, who treated...
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Migration of the Batershell family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Batershell or a variant listed above: Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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