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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 or burly man related to a word meaning cudgel, and the Old English word leah, meaning wood or clearing.

Battelyn Early Origins



The surname Battelyn was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Battelyn Spelling Variations


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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.

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Battelyn Early History


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Battelyn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battelyn research. Another 361 words (26 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1500 and 1711 are included under the topic Early Battelyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battelyn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battelyn Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Battelyn Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Battelyn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battelyn Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 November 2014 at 13:45.

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