Batishel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Batishel family

The surname Batishel was first found in Devon, where the first record of the family was William de Batteshol, listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The Kec. Office, Cal. State Papers (Domestic) notes that Antony Luther claimed a lease of Manor of Battvishall in 1382. [1]

Early History of the Batishel family

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Batishel Spelling Variations

Batishel has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.

Early Notables of the Batishel family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Jonathan Battishill (1738-1801), composer, was the son of a solicitor, and was born in London in May 1738. At the age of nine he became a chorister of St. Paul's, and was articled pupil to the choirmaster, William Savage, before the age of thirteen. Under this master, who treated...
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Migration of the Batishel family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Batishels to arrive on North American shores: Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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