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Batey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Batey family

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

Early History of the Batey family

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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.

Early Notables of the Batey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Batey family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Batey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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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