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The name Battey finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a fisherman or boatman. The name was derived from the Old English word bat, which meant boat.

Battey Early Origins



The surname Battey was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Battey Spelling Variations


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Battey 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. Battey has been recorded under many different variations, including Batie, Battie, Batee, Battee, Baittie, Baitie, Baty, Batty, Battey and many more.

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Battey Early History


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Battey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battey research. Another 378 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1301, 1379, 1570, 1603, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1772, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Battey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battey Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battey 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



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 Battey or a variant listed above:

Battey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samson Battey, who arrived in Rhode Island in 1675

Battey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Battey, who landed in Massachusetts in 1718

Battey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Battey, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Benjamin Battey, aged 26, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Battey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Battey (post 1700)



  • Richard Howard Battey (b. 1929), American jurist, United States federal judge on the United States District Court for the District of South Dakota
  • Earl Jesse Battey Jr. (1935-2003), American Major League Baseball player who played from 1955 to 1967, winning three consecutive Gold Glove Awards between 1960 and 1962

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. 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 Battey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battey 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.

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