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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.
First found in Herefordshire at Shobdon, a parish, in-the union of Leominster, hundred of Stretford. "The living is a rectory, valued in the king's books at £5. 7. 11.; net income, £764; patron, Lord Bateman. The church, which is the burial-place of the Bateman family, was partially rebuilt in 1757, by John, Viscount Bateman. The rent of several acres of land, and the proceeds of some minor benefactions, are distributed among the poor. " 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bateman research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1480, 1298, 1355, 1560, 1644, 1626, 1644, 1687, 1663 and are included under the topic Early Bateman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 117 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 United States in the 17th Century
- Robert Bateman, who landed in Virginia in 1624
- Tho Bateman, who landed in Virginia in 1635
- Mathew Bateman, aged 20, arrived in Virginia in 1635
- Elizabeth Bateman, aged 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635
- Robt Bateman, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
Bateman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Anthony Bateman, who arrived in Virginia in 1705
- Ralph Bateman, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1727
- William Bateman, who landed in Georgia in 1734
- Henry Bateman, who landed in America in 1776
Bateman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Joseph F Bateman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1834
- A D Bateman, who landed in Texas in 1835
- A L Bateman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
- Miss Bateman, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
Bateman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Ernest George Bateman, who landed in California in 1900
Bateman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
- James Bateman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
- Hannah Maria Bateman, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Sarah Bateman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
- Peter Bateman, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1760
Bateman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Mrs. Bateman, who landed in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
- Miss M Bateman, who arrived in St John, New Brunswick in 1907
Bateman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Bridget Bateman, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
- John Bateman (1789-1855), English colonist who settled at Fremantle where he became postmaster, general store owner and investor in the Fremantle Whaling Company, eponym of Bateman, now a suburb of Perth, Western Australia
- Frederick Bateman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Britannia" in 1846
- Hannah Bateman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846
- Robert Bateman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Phoebe" in 1846
Bateman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Thomas Bateman landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1839
- Ferrers Bateman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "African" in 1860
- Julia Bateman, aged 29, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875
- Miles Bateman arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maraval" in 1880
- Sarah Blake Bateman (b. 1990), American-born competition swimmer who has represented Iceland
- Merrill Joseph Bateman (b. 1936), American general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 1992
- Paul Trevier Bateman (1919-2012), American number theorist, known for formulating the Bateman-Horn conjecture
- Hezekiah Linthicum "H.L." Bateman (1812-1875), American actor and manager
- Kate Bateman, American actress, known for A Daughter's Nightmare (2014), The Actress Diaries (2010) and Tora (2010)
- Jason Kent Bateman (b. 1969), American Golden Globe Award winning film and television actor, know for Horrible Bosses (2011), Arrested Development (2003) and Juno (2007)
- Charles Wilbur Bateman (b. 1930), American actor, known for his work in Santa Barbara (1984), Two Faces West (1960) and Days of Our Lives (1965)
- Brian Bateman (b. 1973), American PGA professional golfer
- Ahmad Daniel Bateman (b. 1961), Canadian-born, American professional golfer, winner of the 1997 NIKE Carolina Classic
- Victory Bateman (1865-1926), American silent film actress, she was named Victory because of the North's win over the Confederate South finishing the Civil War
- Descendants of Dr. Elisha Bateman by Paul Bateman.
- Bateman Family Genealogy and Related Lines by Harris Bateman.
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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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