Early Origins of the Batteshall family
The surname Batteshall 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 Batteshall family
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Batteshall Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Batteshall has been spelled many different ways, including Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.
Early Notables of the Batteshall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batteshall family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Batteshalls to arrive in North America: Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.