Batty History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Batty finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a fisherman or boatman. The name was derived from the Old English word bat, which meant boat.

Early Origins of the Batty family

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

Early History of the Batty family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batty research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1277, 1301, 1379, 1570, 1603, 1700, 1704, 1763, 1772, and 1822 are included under the topic Early Batty History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batty Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Batty family name include Batie, Battie, Batee, Battee, Baittie, Baitie, Baty, Batty, Battey and many more.

Early Notables of the Batty family (pre 1700)

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Batty Ranking

In the United States, the name Batty is the 8,673rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Batty migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Batty surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Batty Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ashwell Batty, who sailed to Virginia in 1653
  • Ashwell Batty, who landed in Virginia in 1653 [2]
  • William Batty, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [2]
  • Robert Batty, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [2]
Batty Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • James Batty, who settled in America in 1773
  • Eliza Batty, aged 16, who arrived in Carolina in 1774 [2]
  • Richard Batty, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1787 [2]
Batty Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Batty, who arrived in Morgan County, Illinois in 1835 [2]
  • Cornelus Batty, who arrived in Iowa in 1849 [2]
  • Pietje Batty, who arrived in Iowa in 1849 [2]
  • Lewis Batty, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [2]
  • John Batty, who settled in Philadelphia in 1858
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Batty migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Batty Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • J Batty, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Australia Batty migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Batty Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Abraham Batty, (Reuben), (b. 1811), aged 22, English convict who was convicted in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England for life for horse theft, transported aboard the "Aurora" on 3rd November 1833, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1885 [3]
  • Henry Batty, aged 34, a plasterer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Trafalgar" [4]

New Zealand Batty migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Batty Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Elizabeth Batty, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oliver Lang" in 1858

Contemporary Notables of the name Batty (post 1700) +

  • Kenneth "Ken" Batty, English professional rugby league footballer who played from 1966 to 1973
  • Jeremy David Batty (b. 1971), English cricketer, who appeared for Yorkshire and Somerset
  • Francis de Witt Batty (1879-1961), English-born, Australian clergyman, Bishop of Newcastle (Australia) (1931 -1958)
  • Jonathan Neil Batty (b. 1974), English former cricketer who played for Surrey and Gloucestershire
  • David Batty (b. 1968), English former professional footballer who played from 1986 to 2004
  • Gareth Jon Batty (b. 1977), English cricketer
  • Emily Batty (b. 1988), Canadian cross-country mountain biker, she won bronze at the 2016 World Championships, Silver at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Gold at the Pan Am 2015 games
  • Robert Batty (d. 1848), British lieutenant-colonel and amateur draughtsman, the son of Dr. Batty, of Hastings [5]
  • Seán Batty (b. 1982), Scottish meteorologist for STV
  • Jane Batty (b. 1946), Canadian politician, former member of Edmonton City Council (2010-2013)
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th August 2020). Retrieved from
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TRAFALGAR 1850. Retrieved
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 6 June 2019 on Facebook
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