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.

Important Dates for the Battye family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Battye research. 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)

Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Battye Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Battye family to Ireland

Some of the Battye family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Battye migration to Australia

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

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
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