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Battye History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms




Early Origins of the Battye family


The surname Battye was first found in Roxburghshire, Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Battye family


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Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1597, 1603, 1735, 1771, and 1803 are included under the topic Early Battye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Battye Spelling Variations


The name, Battye, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Beattie, Beatty, Beaty, Beatie, Betay, Bety and others.

Early Notables of the Battye family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Battye family to Ireland


Some of the Battye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Battye family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Battye Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Battye, aged 21, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Contemporary Notables of the name Battye (post 1700)


  • Lisa Battye, American animator, known for her work for Disney including: The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998); A Goofy Movie (1995); and Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)
  • John Edward Battye (b. 1926), English former professional footballer
  • Donald "Don" Battye (1938-2016), Australian composer, writer and television producer
  • Margaret Battye (1909-1949), Australian lawyer who became influential in politics, business, and the legal advancement of women
  • James Sykes Battye (1871-1954), Australian first chief librarian of the Victoria Public Library and Chancellor of the University of Western Australia

The Battye Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Lumen coeleste sequamur
Motto Translation: May we follow heavenly inspiration.


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