The name Backhalt is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was a name for someone who was a young gentleman or a landowner.
Early Origins of the Backhalt family
The surname Backhalt was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Backhalt family
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Backhalt Spelling Variations
Backhalt has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Backhalt have been found, including Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.
Early Notables of the Backhalt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Backhalt family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Backhalts to arrive on North American shores: Joseph Bachelor, who arrived in New England
in 1637 and Thomas Bachellor who arrived in Virginia 1663.