Battersbie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Battersbie belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their 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. 
Early Origins of the Battersbie family
The surname Battersbie 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” 
Early History of the Battersbie family
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Battersbie Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Battersbie include Battersby, Battersbee, Battersbie, Batterby, Batterbee and many more.
Early Notables of the Battersbie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battersbie family to Ireland
Some of the Battersbie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Battersbie family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Battersbie were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: 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.
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The Battersbie 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.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.