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Bateson Family History

Bateson Surname Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): patronymic from Bate or Batt .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Batson, Matteson, Watson, Bason, Waterson, Bates, Jameson, Barson

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Where is the Bateson family from?

You can see how Bateson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bateson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bateson families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 830 Bateson families living in Yorkshire. This was about 43% of all the recorded Bateson's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Bateson families in 1891.
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What did your Bateson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bateson. 15% of Bateson men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Bateson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bateson were Bricklayer and Incapacitated. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    15%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Motor Driver
    4%
  • Bricklayer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Cotton Weaver
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bateson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bateson. For the veterans among your Bateson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bateson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bateson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bateson in 1956 was 53, and 63 in 2004.

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