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Battishel Early Origins



The surname Battishel was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Battishel Spelling Variations


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Battishel Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Battishel has appeared include Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.

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Battishel Early History


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Battishel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battishel research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battishel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battishel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battishel Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Battishel 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Battishel arrived in North America very early: Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.

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