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Battle Family History

Battle Name Meaning
English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place named as having been the site of a battle, from Old French bataille ‘battle’. In some cases, this may be Battle in Sussex, site of the Battle of Hastings, ADM but this name was taken to Scotland by a family from Umfreville, France, in the early 13th century.

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

452,009 Historical Documents with Battle on Ancestry
119,220 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
39,378 Military Records
18,499 Immigration Records
81,673 Census and Voter Lists
193,239 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Battle Families

  • Number of Battle families
     80 - 157
     27 - 79
     1 - 26
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Battle last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Battle census records

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Battle Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry. You can find out where the majority of the Battle families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Battle Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Battle Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Battle census records

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Military Service by Battle

Did the Battles fight in a war? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation and even physical descriptions.

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