Bache History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Bache family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Bache is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a baker in Old German. Bache is also a German local name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream.

Early Origins of the Bache family

The surname Bache was first found in Augsburg, Bavarian Swabia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Bache family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bache research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1545, 1854, 1604, 1673, 1685, 1750, 1714, 1788, 1735, 1782, 1813 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Bache History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bache Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bache include Bach, Bache, Bacher, Baechle, Bachle, Back, Backe, Bacch, Bacche, Baach, Baacher and many more.

Early Notables of the Bache family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Bache in this period include Johann (Johannes) Bach (1604-1673), a German composer and musician of the Baroque; and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), who is considered by many to be the supreme giant of musical history. Of his twenty children, Karl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) was possibly the greatest composer, and may have exerted a stronger influence on Viennese classicism than his...
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United States Bache migration to the United States +

The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Bache Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Bache, who arrived in Frederick County, Maryland in 1794 [1]

Australia Bache migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bache Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Bache, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Samuel Boddington" [2]

New Zealand Bache migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bache Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alfred Bache, aged 17, a blacksmith, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875 [3]
  • Emily Bache, aged 20, a cook, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875 [3]
  • Mr. Alfred Bache, (b. 1857), aged 17, Cornish blacksmith departing on 25th November 1874 aboard the ship "India" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd March 1875 [4]
  • Miss Emily Bache, (b. 1854), aged 20, Cornish cook departing on 25th November 1874 aboard the ship "India" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 3rd March 1875 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bache (post 1700) +

  • Richard Bache (1737-1811), American Postmaster General
  • Jules Bache (1861-1944), American banker and philanthropist who built the company Bache & Co
  • Christopher Bache, American philosopher and university professor
  • Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867), American geophysicist
  • Sarah Bache (1771-1844), English hymn writer, born at Bromsgrove, but brought up at Worcester
  • Samuel Bache (1804-1876), English Unitarian minister, born on 24 Dec. 1804 at Bridgnorth, where his father, Joshua Tilt Bache (d. 28 Oct. 1837, aged 63), was a grocer
  • Jacques François Bache, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [5]
  • Joseph Bache (1880-1960), English footballer
  • Francis Edward Bache (1833-1858), English composer
  • David Bache (1925-1994), English car designer

The Bache 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: In cruce spes mea
Motto Translation: In the cross is my hope.

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SAMUEL BODDINGTON 1849. Retrieved from
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Auckland 1872-80 [PDF]. Retrieved from
  5. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques Bache. Retrieved from on Facebook
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