Battershill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Battershill family

The surname Battershill was first found in Devon, where the first record of the family was William de Batteshol, listed there in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. The Kec. Office, Cal. State Papers (Domestic) notes that Antony Luther claimed a lease of Manor of Battvishall in 1382. [1]

Early History of the Battershill family

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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.

Early Notables of the Battershill family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Jonathan Battishill (1738-1801), composer, was the son of a solicitor, and was born in London in May 1738. At the age of nine he became a chorister of St. Paul's, and was articled pupil to the choirmaster, William Savage, before the age of thirteen. Under this master, who treated...
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United States Battershill migration to the United States +

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 immigrated to the United States from Plympton, England, in 1919
  • Tilfred E. Battershill, aged 22, who landed in America from Torquay, England, in 1921

Canada Battershill migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Battershill Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Louis Battershill, aged 29, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1910


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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