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Battershill Early Origins



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.

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Battershill Spelling Variations


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Battershill Spelling Variations



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.

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Battershill Early History


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Battershill Early History



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

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Battershill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battershill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Battershill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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    The Battershill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battershill 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 February 2013 at 09:41.

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