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Battishell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Battishell family


The surname Battishell 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 Battishell family


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Battishell Spelling Variations


Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Battishell include Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.

Early Notables of the Battishell family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Battishell family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Battishell were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.

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