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The BATEMAN surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 18,313 1801 0.007 68
United States (1880 census) 4,810 1301 0.010 96
Change since 1880 +13503 -500 -0.003 -28
Other Countries
Australia 1,851 881 0.011 113
United Kingdom 10,372 576 0.023 226
Top States for BATEMAN by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,280 1939 0.006 61
Florida 1,158 1830 0.007 72
California 1,155 2788 0.003 34
North Carolina 911 1398 0.011 113
Utah 880 286 0.039 394
Top States for BATEMAN by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Utah 880 286 0.039 394
Idaho 366 438 0.028 283
Wyoming 86 631 0.017 174
Arkansas 345 1057 0.013 129
Oregon 405 1030 0.012 118


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BATEMAN live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BATEMAN represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BATEMAN in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BATEMAN by picking someone at random in Utah than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BATEMAN

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BATEMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BATEMAN surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BATEMAN in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 253 1.38
White (Hispanic) 249 1.36
Native American/Alaskan 81 0.44
Asian/Pacific 77 0.42
White (Caucasian) 16,330 89.17
Black/African American 1,324 7.23

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BATEMAN surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BATEMAN in historical publications

May have two significations, Baitman, a keeper of a house of entertainment, and Bateman, a contentious man, from bate, Saxon, strife, to beat, contention.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

Similar names to BATEMAN

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BATEMAN.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BATEMAN

The following words are slight variants of BATEMAN that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.