County Cork, Dublin, Lancashire
The Batemans are Irish - well I imagine that originally, way back, they must have been English. Bateman is not a very Irish name. The generations we currently know about were, however, Irish.
Like the Nasons they seem to have originated in County Cork - there are several Batemans listed there - and subsequently moved to Dublin. Wealthy - Charles lists no occupation on his daughter’s marriage certificate, but calls himself Esquire - but currently I do not know from where this wealth came.
So not a lot to say about this branch of the family tree. We would love to hear from anyone who knows more. Send us an email.
Charles Lum Bateman
Sarah Frances Bateman - 1882
Two different origins are proposed. One is the keeper of a house of entertainment, and the other is a contentious man, from the Saxon bate, meaning strife, to beat, contention. Then again it could be from the Saxon ‘bat’ meaning boat. But then I found there is quite another proposition - that it has evolved from Bartholomew which means one abounding in furrows - i.e. a farmer (from Greek and Hebrew). The change to Batemen is via the meaning “a servant of Bart’. I have to say this derivation sounds a bit more far-fetched than the first two. It is an ancient name though - there are instances as far back as medieval times and seems to have come from the midlands.
Baytman, Batman, Battman, Baitman