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Battersby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place called Battersby in North Yorkshire (probably the former name of Dunnow in Slaidburn rather than Battersby in Ingleby Greenhow). The placename comes from the genitive case of the Old Norse personal name Bǫthvarr (composed of the elements bathwa ‘battle’ + harjaz ‘warrior’) + Old Norse ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Thursby, Hattersley, Catterton, Weatherby, Betterley, Butterly

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Where is the Battersby family from?

You can see how Battersby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Battersby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Battersby families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 2 Battersby families living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Battersby's in USA. New York had the highest population of Battersby families in 1840.
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What did your Battersby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Battersby. 19% of Battersby men worked as a Laborer and 26% of Battersby women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Battersby were Machinist and Bookkeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Machinist
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    26%
  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Battersby. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Battersby. For the veterans among your Battersby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Battersby lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Battersby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Battersby in 1953 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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