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Where did the English Thatcher family come from? What is the English Thatcher family crest and coat of arms? When did the Thatcher family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Thatcher family history?The name Thatcher is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked as the thatcher. This surname was a derivative of the Old English word paeccan which literally meant to cover. The meaning later changed and referred to the task of thatching roofs.
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 Thatcher include Thatcher, Thacker, Thaxter and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Thatcher research. Another 226 words(16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Thatcher History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Thatcher Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Thatcher family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 118 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:
Thatcher Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Thatcher Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Thatcher Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Thatcher Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Thatcher 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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