Battersby History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Battersby is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family 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. [1]

Early Origins of the Battersby family

The surname Battersby 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” [2]

Important Dates for the Battersby family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battersby research. Another 38 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1605 are included under the topic Early Battersby History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Battersby Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Battersby has been spelled many different ways, including Battersby, Battersbee, Battersbie, Batterby, Batterbee and many more.

Early Notables of the Battersby family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Battersby family to Ireland

Some of the Battersby family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 35 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Battersby migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Battersbys to arrive in North America:

Battersby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Nicholas Battersby, who settled in Maryland in 1668
  • George Battersby, who settled in Antigua (Antego) in 1678
  • George Battersby, who arrived in Antigua (Antego) in 1678 [3]
  • Christopher Battersby, who settled in Barbados in 1679
  • Nicholas Battersby, who landed in East New Jersey in 1690 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Battersby Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Battersby, a bonded emigrant who arrived in America in 1714
  • John Battersby, who was deported to America in 1767
Battersby Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • James Battersby who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846

Battersby migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Battersby Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry William Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]
  • John Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]
  • Sarah Elizabeth Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]
  • Thomas Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]
  • Christina Battersby, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince George" in 1838 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Battersby migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Battersby Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Battersby, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wyvern" in 1856
  • Mr. William (Charles H.) Battersby, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Harkaway" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 2nd June 1857 [5]
  • Mr. George Battersby, (b. 1853), aged 16, Americanlabourer, from United States of America travelling from London aboard the ship "Siberia" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 21st February 1870 [6]
  • George Battersby, aged 16, a labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • Thomas Battersby, aged 32, a weaver, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hudson" in 1879
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Battersby (post 1700)

  • Ashley Battersby (b. 1988), American professional freestyle skier, winner of the slopestyle in the 2008 U.S. Open, slopestyle in the 2010 Aspen Open, and an X-Games medalist in 2010
  • Edmund Battersby, American concert pianist and Professor of Music at Indiana University
  • Bradley Battersby (b. 1953), American film director and screenwriter
  • Sir Alan Rushton Battersby FRS (1925-2018), English organic chemist, who won the 1989 Wolf Prize in Chemistry and the Copley Medal in 2000
  • Tony Battersby (b. 1975), English football striker for for Wisbech Town
  • Tim Battersby (b. 1949), English composer and performer of children's music, member of The Battersby Duo which has received three Parents' Choice Awards and an American Cable Emmy
  • Brigadier Terence Esmond Maxwell Battersby (1893-1972), English cricketer and British Army officer
  • David Arthur Battersby (b. 1954), Australian academic, foundation Vice-Chancellor and President of Federation University, Australia
  • James Battersby (b. 1958), Australian former national champion rower and Olympic bronze medalist rower at the 1984 Summer Olympics
  • Jean Battersby (1928-2009), Australian arts executive and adviser
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Battersby family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Clifford Battersby (b. 1909), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Eckington, Derbyshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [7]
HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. William Battersby, British Boy Telegraphist, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking [8]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. James Johnson Battersby, English 1st Class Passenger from Stockport, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE GEORGE 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838PrinceGeorge-London.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  7. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm
  8. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  9. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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