Early Origins of the Battershill family
The surname Battershill 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 Battershill family
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Battershill 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 Battershill have been found, including Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.
Early Notables of the Battershill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battershill family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Battershill, or a variant listed above:
Battershill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Sam Battershill, aged 21, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1893
Battershill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ethel Ellen Battershill, aged 28, who landed in America from Jarpoint, England, in 1914
- Lewis Battershill, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Plympton, England, in 1919
- Tilfred E. Battershill, aged 22, who landed in America from Torquay, England, in 1921
Battershill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Louis Battershill, aged 29, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1910