Battershell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Battershell family

The surname Battershell was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Battershell family

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

Early Notables of the Battershell family (pre 1700)

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United States Battershell migration to the United States +

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 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Battershell (post 1700) +

  • Dr. Robin Battershell Ed.D., American Superintendent of Schools for the Temple Independent School District, Temple, Texas


  1. ^ 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)


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