Batishell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Batishell family

The surname Batishell 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 Batishell family

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Batishell Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Batishell has undergone many spelling variations, including Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.

Early Notables of the Batishell 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 Batishell family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Batishell were among those contributors: 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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