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The present generation of the Batley family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the parish of Batley.
The surname Batley was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Batley include Batley, Battelay, Bateley, Batelay, Batlee and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batley research. Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1191, 1273, 1372, 1500, 1626, 1672, 1770, 1772, 1770 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Batley History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Batley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Batley were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Batley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Batley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Batley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Batley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
The Batley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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