The chronicles of the Battell family indicate that the name was first used by the Strathclyde Britons
of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from any of several place names in England
, such as Battle in Sussex
. Contrary to what one would expect, the name is not a nickname
name derived from the word battle.
Early Origins of the Battell family
The surname Battell was first found in Berwickshire
an ancient county of Scotland
, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, Scotland.
Early History of the Battell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battell research.Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1400, 1649 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Battell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Battell Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations
. Battell has been spelled Battle, Battell, Battel, Battaile, Battail and others.
Early Notables of the Battell family (pre 1700)
Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Battell family to Ireland
Some of the Battell family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Battell family to the New World and Oceana
Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence
. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:
Battell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Battell, who arrived in Barbados in 1663 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)