culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the West Riding of
from ancient times.
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in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Batly have been found, including Batley, Battelay, Bateley, Batelay, Batlee and many more.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Batly, or a variant listed above: Christopher Batley who sailed to Virginia in 1652 and Jeffry Batley to Barbados in 1679.