The name Battelyn is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family 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
man related to a word meaning cudgel,
and the Old English word leah, meaning
wood or clearing
Early Origins of the Battelyn family
The surname Battelyn was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Battelyn family
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Battelyn Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Battelyn are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Battelyn include: Batling, Batlin, Batlings, Batlyng, Batelyng and many more.
Early Notables of the Battelyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battelyn family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Battelyn or a variant listed above: members of the family who sailed to the New World during the 17th to the 20th centuries.