Batterby is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from a family once having lived 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 Batterby family
The surname Batterby 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 Batterby family
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Batterby Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Batterby has been recorded under many different variations, including Battersby, Battersbee, Battersbie, Batterby, Batterbee and many more.
Early Notables of the Batterby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batterby family to Ireland
Some of the Batterby family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Batterby family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Batterby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- John Batterby, aged 39, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1856
The Batterby 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.