Bacheller is a name of Anglo-Saxon
origin. It was a name given to a young gentleman or a landowner.
Early Origins of the Bacheller family
The surname Bacheller was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bacheller family
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Bacheller Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bacheller were recorded, including Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.
Early Notables of the Bacheller family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bacheller family to Ireland
Some of the Bacheller family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 82 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bacheller family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bacheller family emigrate to North America: Joseph Bachelor, who arrived in New England
in 1637 and Thomas Bachellor who arrived in Virginia 1663.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bacheller (post 1700)
- Irving Bacheller (1859-1950), prominent American novelist, whose many works include "Silas Strong" (1906) and "The Scudders" (1923)