Early Origins of the Batershill family
The surname Batershill was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Batershill family
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Batershill Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Batershill have been found, including Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.
Early Notables of the Batershill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batershill family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Batershill, or a variant listed above: Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.