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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. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. 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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