The name Bateford is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a coppersmith or a dealer in baterie
, which is a term for beaten copper or brassware. The surname Bateford is possibly derived from the Old French word bateor
, meaning one who beats
, a term which has been applied to a beater of cloth or fuller. The surname may also be a short form of the word orbatour
, which means a beater of gold
Early Origins of the Bateford family
The surname Bateford was first found in Suffolk
, at Battisford, a parish in the union and hundred
of Bosmere and Claydon. Alternatively, the name could have been derived from Batsford, a parish in the union of Shipston-on-Stour, Upper division of the hundred of Kiftsgate, in the county of Gloucester. Today, Batsford is the site of the Moreton-in-Marsh and Batsford War Memorial which commemorates the village's dead of two World Wars. Batsford has traditionally been the smaller of the two locals with a population of 79 people in the late 1800s while the former Battisford had a population of 520 at that time.
Early History of the Bateford family
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Bateford Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bateford 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 Bateford include: Batsford, Battisford, Batesford, Bateford, Batesforde, Batisford, Battsford, Batsforde,Botsford, Botsforth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bateford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bateford family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bateford Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Ann Bateford, aged 23, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Royal Charlie" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Thursday 25th May 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Royal Charlie 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/royalcharlie1854.shtml.