The ancestors of the Battleday family took their surname from a place name. The roots of this place name lie with the ancient Viking settlers. The Battleday surname comes from someone having lived any of several place names in England
, such as Battle in Sussex
. Contrary to what one would expect, the name is not a nickname
name derived from the word battle.
Early Origins of the Battleday family
The surname Battleday 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.
Early History of the Battleday family
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Battleday Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were quite undeveloped in the Middle Ages. Consequently, the spelling of Scottish names was an inconsistent practice, usually governed by the unique ear of the scribe recording the name. Over the years, Battleday was spelled Battle, Battell, Battel, Battaile, Battail and others.
Early Notables of the Battleday family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Battleday family to Ireland
Some of the Battleday 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.
Migration of the Battleday family to the New World and Oceana
Opportunity and land greeted those who made it all the way. Some had the opportunity to solidify their new freedom by fighting in the American War of Independence
, while others went or stayed north as United Empire Loyalists. Recently, the ancestors of those brave settlers have been able to recover much of their heritage through Clan
societies and other patriotic organizations. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Battleday: Elizabeth Battle who settled in Virginia in 1654; Matthew Battle settled in Virginia in 1647; John settled there in 1654; Thomas in 1652; another Thomas settled in Massachusetts in 1635.