The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Battishall come from when the family resided in the parish of Pattishall found in Northamptonshire.
Early Origins of the Battishall family
The surname Battishall was first found in Northamptonshire at Pattishall a village and parish that dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Pascelle. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Later in the 12th century the village was listed as Patesshille and literally meant "hill of a man called Paetti," having derived from the Old English personal name
+ "hyll." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Today the civil parish of Pattishall includes the villages of Pattishall, Eastcote, Astcote and Dalscote, part of Fosters Booth, and the hamlet of Cornhill. One of the first records of the name was Simon of Pattishall (or Pateshull) who died in 1217. He was an English judge and civil servant who is considered the first Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (1204-1217.) Before this appointment, he was High Sheriff
(1193-1194), High Sheriff
(1193-1194), and High Sheriff
of Northamptonshire (1194-1203.)
Early History of the Battishall family
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Battishall 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. Battishall has been recorded under many different variations, including Pateshall, Pateshull and others.
Early Notables of the Battishall family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battishall family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Battishall Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Battishall, aged 30, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
- Sophia Battishall, aged 29, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
- Florence T. Battishall, aged 2, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874
- Charles T. Battishall, aged 10 months., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874