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Battley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Battley name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in the parish of Batley.

Early Origins of the Battley family


The surname Battley was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Battley family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battley research.
Another 561 words (40 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1191, 1273, 1372, 1500, 1626, 1672, 1770, 1772, 1770 and 1856 are included under the topic Early Battley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Battley Spelling Variations


Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Battley has undergone many spelling variations, including Batley, Battelay, Bateley, Batelay, Batlee and many more.

Early Notables of the Battley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Battley family to the New World and Oceana


To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Battley were among those contributors:

Battley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Battley, who arrived in Virginia in 1725 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Battley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Richard Henry Battley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  • Elias Battley, aged 36, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml
  • Eliza Battley, aged 15, a housemaid, who arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml

Contemporary Notables of the name Battley (post 1700)


  • Brigadier-General Joseph Franklin Battley (1893-1970), American Head Public Relations Army Service Forces (1945-1947) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Joseph Battley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Battley/Joseph_Franklin/USA.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  3. ^ South Australian Register Friday 26th August 1853. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Magdalena 1853. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/magdalena1853.shtml
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Joseph Battley. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Battley/Joseph_Franklin/USA.html

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