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Where did the English Pathan family come from? What is the English Pathan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Pathan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Pathan family history?The family name Pathan is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a boatman. The surname Pathan 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.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pathan include Bateman, Batman, Bademan, Badman, Pateman, Padman, Pademan and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pathan research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1298, 1480, 1298, 1355, 1560, 1644, 1626, 1644, 1687 and 1663 are included under the topic Early Pathan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Pathan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Pathan 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.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Elizabeth Bateman who settled in Virginia in 1685; Robert Batement settled in Virginia in 1635; Elizabeth Pateman settled in Virginia in 1653; Isaac Pateman settled in Philadelphia in 1753.
The Pathan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Pathan 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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