Battey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Battey family

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

Early History of the Battey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battey research. Another 193 words (14 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Battey family (pre 1700)

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United States Battey migration to the United States +

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 [1]
Battey Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Battey, who landed in Massachusetts in 1718 [1]

Australia Battey migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

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 [2]
  • Benjamin Battey, aged 26, a farm labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Bee"

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

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from on Facebook
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