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The many generations and branches of the Batey family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a fisherman or boatman. The name was derived from the Old English word bat, which meant boat.

Batey Early Origins



The surname Batey was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Batey Spelling Variations


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Batey Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Batey were recorded, including Batie, Battie, Batee, Battee, Baittie, Baitie, Baty, Batty, Battey and many more.

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Batey Early History


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Batey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batey research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1301, 1379, 1570, 1603, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1772, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Batey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Batey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Batey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Batey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Batey, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Clifford" in 1842

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Contemporary Notables of the name Batey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Batey (post 1700)



  • Mavis Batey (1921-2013), née Lever, an English garden historian and code-breaker at Bletchley Park during World War II
  • Keith Batey (1919-2010), British codebreaker
  • Lisa Emily Batey (b. 1978), British lifecaster in Japan
  • Peter Batey (b. 1958), British businessman working in China
  • Joseph Batey (1867-1949), British Labour Party politician
  • Derek Batey (b. 1928), former British television presenter and television executive

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Batey Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Batey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batey Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 November 2013 at 14:11.

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