Anglo-Saxon name Batlings comes from when the family resided 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 or burly man related to a word meaning cudgel, and the Old English word leah, meaning wood or clearing.
Early Origins of the Batlings family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Batlings family
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Batlings Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Batlings has been recorded under many different variations, including Batling, Batlin, Batlings, Batlyng, Batelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Batlings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batlings family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Batlings or a variant listed above: members of the family who sailed to the New World during the 17th to the 20th centuries.
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