The history of the Batterbay family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living the place named Battersby
in the North Riding of Yorkshire
. Battersby Township was in the parish of Ingleby Greenbow. The place-name is derived from an Old English word denoting Bothvarr's town. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early Origins of the Batterbay family
The surname Batterbay was first found in Yorkshire
, at Battersby, a township, in the parish of Ingleby Greenhow, W. division of the liberty of Langbaurgh. “This was an ancient demesne of the crown, and according to the Domesday Survey
was called Badresbi” CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Batterbay family
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Batterbay Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Batterbay include Battersby, Battersbee, Battersbie, Batterby, Batterbee and many more.
Early Notables of the Batterbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batterbay family to Ireland
Some of the Batterbay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 59 words (4 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 Batterbay family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Batterbay or a variant listed above: Nicholas Battersby, who came to Maryland in 1668; George Battersby, who came to Antigua (Antego) in 1678; Christopher Battersby, who came to Barbados in 1679.
The Batterbay 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: Ante Honorem Est Humilitas
Motto Translation: Before honor is humility.