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Where did the English Bateman family come from? What is the English Bateman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bateman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bateman family history?The history of the name Bateman dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a boatman. The surname Bateman is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word bat, which means a boat. In some cases, the name is also derived from the Old English word bate, which means one who contends, but this word is most often found as the root of the name Bater.
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bateman has undergone many spelling variations, including Bateman, Batman, Bademan, Badman, Pateman, Padman, Pademan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bateman research. Another 159 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1480, 1560, 1644, 1626, 1644, 1687 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Bateman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 107 words(8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bateman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bateman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bateman were among those contributors:
Bateman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Bateman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Bateman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Bateman Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Bateman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bateman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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