The ancestors of the Batling surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived 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 Batling family
The surname Batling was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Batling family
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Batling Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Batling include Batling, Batlin, Batlings, Batlyng, Batelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Batling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batling family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: members of the family who sailed to the New World during the 17th to the 20th centuries.