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History reveals the roots of the Battle family name in the ancient Strathclyde people of the Scottish/English Borderlands. It is derived from any of several place names in England, such as Battle in Sussex. Contrary to what one would expect, the name is not a nickname or occupational name derived from the word battle.

Battle Early Origins



The surname Battle was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, Scotland.

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Battle Spelling Variations


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Battle Spelling Variations



Scribes in Medieval Scotland spelled names by sound rather than any set of rules, so an enormous number of spelling variations exist in names of that era. Battle has been spelled Battle, Battell, Battel, Battaile, Battail and others.

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Battle Early History


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Battle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battle research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1400, 1649 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Battle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Battle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Battle In Ireland


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Battle In Ireland



Some of the Battle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



The number of Strathclyde Clan families sailing for North America increased steadily as the persecution continued. In the colonies, they could find not only freedom from the iron hand of the English government, but land to settle on. The American War of Independence allowed many of these settlers to prove their independence, while some chose to go to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots played essential roles in the forging of both great nations. Among them:

Battle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Battle settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Thomas Battle, who landed in Massachusetts in 1642
  • Mathew Battle, who arrived in Virginia in 1647
  • Matthew Battle settled in Virginia in 1647
  • Thomas Battle settled in Virginia in 1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Battle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elinor Battle, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Michel Battle, who arrived in America in 1727
  • Anne Battle, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Leonhard Battle, who arrived in Virginia in 1783

Battle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Battle, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1812
  • James Battle, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1821
  • John Battle, who arrived in Morgan County, III in 1838
  • Ann Battle, aged 24, landed in New York in 1849
  • Mary Battle, who landed in New York in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Battle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Battle, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Jasper Battle, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Battle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Battle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839
  • Charlotte Battle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Asia" in 1839
  • M. Battle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1849
  • Catherine Battle, aged 22, a seamstress, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Emerald Isle"

Battle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Battle, aged 46, a tailor, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Thomas H. Battle, aged 14, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Emily A. Battle, aged 18, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Louisa C. Battle, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • Ellen Battle, aged 12, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Conflict" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Battle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Battle (post 1700)



  • Cullen Andrews Battle (1829-1905), American attorney, politician, and general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War
  • Kathleen Battle (b. 1948), American soprano, inductee into the NAACP Image Hall of Fame
  • John S Battle, American politician and Democratic Governor of Virginia from 1950-1954
  • Ashley Battle (b. 1982), American professional basketball player
  • Kenny Battle (b. 1964), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Hinton Battle (b. 1956), American actor, dancer, and dance instructor, winner of three Tony awards
  • Vincent M Battle, United States ambassador to Lebanon from August 13, 2001 to August 16, 2004
  • Greg Battle (b. 1964), Canadian professional CFL football player
  • John Battle (b. 1951), English national Labour politician

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Battle Historic Events


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Battle Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Battle, Irish Able-Bodied Seaman from Sligo, Ireland, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in 3 different collapsible rafts

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Suggested Readings for the name Battle


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Suggested Readings for the name Battle



  • A History of the Battelle (also Battle) Family in England by Lucy Catherine Battelle.

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Battle Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Scots Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Mordern Application of the Art and Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
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    The Battle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Battle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 19 February 2016 at 07:43.

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