Bachelder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bachelder comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a young gentleman or a landowner.

Early Origins of the Bachelder family

The surname Bachelder was first found in Staffordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bachelder family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bachelder research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1165, 1203, 1248, 1273, 1273, 1500, 1583, 1600, 1610, 1561, 1656 and 1586 are included under the topic Early Bachelder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bachelder Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bachelder has undergone many spelling variations, including Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.

Early Notables of the Bachelder family (pre 1700)

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Bachelder migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bachelder were among those contributors:

Bachelder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Everett A. Bachelder, aged 25, originally from Belfast, Ireland, who arrived in New York, NY in 1906 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Queenstown, Ireland [1]
  • John E. Bachelder, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1914 aboard the ship "Majestic (1890)" from Southampton, England [2]
  • Ralph Bachelder, aged 41, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Orion" from Genoa, Italy [3]
  • Ralph Bachelder, aged 45, who arrived in New York in 1922 aboard the ship "Pres. Arthur" from Danzig and Bremerhaven [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bachelder (post 1700)

  • Nahum Josiah Bachelder (1854-1934), American politician, 49th Governor of New Hampshire (1903-1905)
  • Myrtle Claire Bachelder (1908-1997), American chemist and Women's Army Corps officer, known for her secret work on the Manhattan Project
  • John B. Bachelder (1825-1894), American portrait and landscape painter, lithographer, and photographer, best known as the preeminent 19th-century historian of the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Chris Bachelder (b. 1971), American writer and Assistant Professor at Colorado College

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFZ6-C6T : 6 December 2014), Everett A. Bachelder, 14 Jun 1906; citing departure port Queenstown, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJQ7-H65 : 6 December 2014), John E. Bachelder, 23 Jan 1914; citing departure port Southampton, England, arrival port New York, ship name Majestic (1890), NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q6-VPJ : 6 December 2014), Ralph Bachelder, 30 Jan 1919; citing departure port Genoa, Italy, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Orion, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNJX-PZQ : 6 December 2014), Ralph Bachelder, 16 Nov 1922; citing departure port Danzig and Bremerhaven, arrival port New York, ship name Pres. Arthur, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
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