Scotland, the first people to use the name Batwell were part of a tribe known as the Strathclyde Britons. The name is derived from any of several place names in England, such as Battle in Sussex. Contrary to what one would expect, the name is not a nickname or occupational name derived from the word battle.
Early Origins of the Batwell family
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 Batwell family
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Batwell Spelling Variations
spelling variations in Scottish names. Batwell has been spelled Battle, Battell, Battel, Battaile, Battail and others.
Early Notables of the Batwell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batwell family to Ireland
Some of the Batwell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Batwell family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: 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.
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