In the Middle Ages, Viking immigrants settled the shores of Scotland
and named many places. The Batles name was then created from one of these place names. They lived any of several place names in England
, such as Battle in Sussex
. Contrary to what one would expect, the name is not a nickname
name derived from the word battle.
Early Origins of the Batles family
The surname Batles was first found in Berwickshire
an ancient county of Scotland
, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, Scotland.
Early History of the Batles family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batles research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1400, 1649 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Batles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Batles Spelling Variations
Intuition and sound were the primary sources medieval scribes used to judge appropriate spellings and translations for names. The spelling of a name thus varied according to who was doing the recording. The different spelling variations
of Batles include Battle, Battell, Battel, Battaile, Battail and others.
Early Notables of the Batles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batles family to Ireland
Some of the Batles family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Batles family to the New World and Oceana
In their new home, Scots found land and opportunity, and some even fought for their new freedom in the American War of Independence
. Some, who remained loyal to the crown went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In this century, the ancestors of both of these groups have begun recovering their illustrious national heritage through Clan
societies and other Scottish historical organizations. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Batles name: Elizabeth Battle who settled in Virginia in 1654; Matthew Battle settled in Virginia in 1647; John settled there in 1654; Thomas in 1652; another Thomas settled in Massachusetts in 1635.