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