Batlyng History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Batlyng is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having 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 or burly man related to a word meaning cudgel, and the Old English word leah, meaning wood or clearing.
Early Origins of the Batlyng family
The surname Batlyng was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Batlyng family
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Batlyng Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Batlyng family name include Batling, Batlin, Batlings, Batlyng, Batelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Batlyng family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batlyng family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Batlyng surname or a spelling variation of the name include: members of the family who sailed to the New World during the 17th to the 20th centuries.