Origins Available: French
From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Battaile family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nickname
surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name, and generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the first person that used the name. The Battaile surname derives from the Old French word "bataille" from Latin "battualia" both meaning "battle," and as such was likely originally a nickname
for a combative or violent person.
Early Origins of the Battaile family
The surname Battaile was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where this esteemed family has held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Battaile family
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Battaile Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bataille, Batailles, Bataile, Batailes, Battaille, Battailles, Battaile, Battailes, Batayles, Bataylles, Batayle, Bataylle, Battayles, Battaylles, Battayle, Battaylle, de Bataille and many more.
Early Notables of the Battaile family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battaile family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Battaile Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Battaile, who landed in Virginia in 1692 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
The Battaile Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ex bello pax
Motto Translation: Of war and peace