The history of the name Bachilier goes back those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain. Such a name was given to a young gentleman or a landowner.
Early Origins of the Bachilier family
The surname Bachilier was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bachilier family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bachilier 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 Bachilier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bachilier 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 Bachilier family name include Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.
Early Notables of the Bachilier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bachilier 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 Bachilier or a variant listed above: Joseph Bachelor, who arrived in New England
in 1637 and Thomas Bachellor who arrived in Virginia 1663.