The history of the name Bachelier goes back those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a knight, who in the exercise of chivalry has won his spurs, but hopes to be elected into some order. However, the nickname batchelor
has remained somewhat of a puzzle to etymologists because it implied a sense of partial achievement of a desired goal rather than having a concrete origin. For example, a Bachelor of Arts is a person who has achieved a certain scholastic honor, but who also aspired to a higher degree of master or doctorate. A bachelor in common life was a person who had attained the age of manhood, but had not fulfilled the social relation of entering into matrimony.
Early Origins of the Bachelier family
The surname Bachelier was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire
, Cambridge, and Huntingdon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bachelier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bachelier research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1572 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Bachelier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bachelier Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bachelier family name include Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.
Early Notables of the Bachelier family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Daniel Bacheler, also spelt Bachiler, Batchiler or Batchelar, (1572-1619) who was an English lutenist and composer. He was born in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire
and worked for... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bachelier Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bachelier family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Bachelier or a variant listed above: Henry Batchelor, a brewer, who settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1636; William Batchelor settled in Charles Town in 1634; and became a Freeman in 1644..