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Where did the English Battershell family come from? What is the English Battershell family crest and coat of arms? When did the Battershell family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Battershell family history?

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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. Battershell has been recorded under many different variations, including Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.

First found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battershell research. Another 85 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battershell History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Battershell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Battershell or a variant listed above:

Battershell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Henry Battershell, who arrived in Maryland in 1713

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The Battershell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battershell Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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