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
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
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
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