The ancestry of the name Battersbey dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family 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 Battersbey family
The surname Battersbey 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 Battersbey family
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Battersbey Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Battersbey have been found, including Battersby, Battersbee, Battersbie, Batterby, Batterbee and many more.
Early Notables of the Battersbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battersbey family to Ireland
Some of the Battersbey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Battersbey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Battersbey Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Edmund Battersbey, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1874
The Battersbey 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.