Battle Family History

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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, 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

Similar surnames: Buttler, Botte, Astle, Brattle, Bantle, Batley, Bartley, Batt, Castle

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Battle Family Origin

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Battle Family Occupations

What did your Battle ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Battle. 20% of Battle men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Battle women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Battle were Farm Labourer and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cowman
  • Farm Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant

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

Battle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 84,000 census records available for the last name Battle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Battle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 19,000 immigration records available for the last name Battle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 39,000 military records available for the last name Battle. For the veterans among your Battle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Battle Life Expectancy

What is the average Battle lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Battle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Battle in 1944 was 29, and 71 in 2004.

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