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Where did the English Pateman family come from? What is the English Pateman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pateman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pateman family history?The name Pateman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a boatman. The surname Pateman 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.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Pateman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Pateman include: Bateman, Batman, Bademan, Badman, Pateman, Padman, Pademan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pateman research. Another 307 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1298 and 1480 are included under the topic Early Pateman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pateman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Pateman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 140 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Pateman or a variant listed above:
Pateman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Pateman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Pateman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Pateman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pateman 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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