Origins Available: English, German, Scottish
Anglo-Saxon name Bachan comes from when its first bearer worked as a worker at the bake-house. The bake-house was where all the people in a village would bake their bread in communal ovens.
Early Origins of the Bachan family
Cumberland and Durham, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bachan family
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Bachan Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bachan include Backhouse, Baccus, Bachus, Bakehouse, Backas, Backhuse and many more.
Early Notables of the Bachan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bachan family to Ireland
Some of the Bachan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bachan family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bachan or a variant listed above: Andrew Backhouse who settled by the Oswegatchie River in 1822; Henry Bachus arrived in Philadelphia in 1774; Joane Bakehouse settled in Virginia in 1654..
The Bachan Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Confido in Deo
Motto Translation: I trust in God.
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