Early Origins of the Battishill family
The surname Battishill 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 Battishill family
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Battishill Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Battishill are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Battishill include: Battershill, Battishill, Battershell, Batteshell and many more.
Early Notables of the Battishill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battishill family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Battishill or a variant listed above: Henry Batteshell who settled in Maine in 1616; four years before the arrival of the "Mayflower," in 1620.
Contemporary Notables of the name Battishill (post 1700)
- Jonathan Battishill (1738-1801), English composer, keyboard player, and concert tenor