Bachert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Bachert family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Bachert 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. Bachert 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 Bachert family

The surname Bachert 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 Bachert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bachert 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 Bachert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bachert Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bachert include Bach, Bache, Bacher, Baechle, Bachle, Back, Backe, Bacch, Bacche, Baach, Baacher and many more.

Early Notables of the Bachert family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Bachert 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...
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bachert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bachert migration to the United States +

Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bachert or a variant listed above:

Bachert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Moritz Bachert, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1894
Bachert Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mina Bachert, aged 40, who immigrated to the United States from Meckesheim, in 1905
  • Rudolf Bachert, aged 49, who immigrated to the United States from Krumstedt, Germany, in 1907
  • Ernestine Bachert, aged 57, who immigrated to America from Krumstedt, Germany, in 1907
  • Friedrich Bachert, aged 14, who landed in America from Krumstedt, Germany, in 1907
  • Ernie Bachert, aged 22, who landed in America from Gamshorn, Germany, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bachert (post 1700) +

  • Hildegard Bachert (1921-2019), German-born American art dealer and gallery director


The Bachert 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.


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