Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a young gentleman or a landowner.
Early Origins of the Backhalder family
Staffordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Backhalder family
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Backhalder Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Backhalder have been found, including Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.
Early Notables of the Backhalder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Backhalder family to Ireland
Some of the Backhalder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Backhalder family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Backhalder surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Joseph Bachelor, who arrived in New England in 1637 and Thomas Bachellor who arrived in Virginia 1663.
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