The ancestors of the bearers of the Batlan family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found in or around the settlement of Batley
in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire
. The place-name is derived from the Old English personal name Bata,
which was probably a nickname
for a stout
man related to a word meaning cudgel,
and the Old English word leah, meaning
wood or clearing
Early Origins of the Batlan family
The surname Batlan was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Batlan family
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Batlan Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Batlan include Batling, Batlin, Batlings, Batlyng, Batelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Batlan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batlan family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Batlan or a variant listed above: members of the family who sailed to the New World during the 17th to the 20th centuries.