The name Backhelder 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 Backhelder family
The surname Backhelder was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Backhelder family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backhelder research.Another 464 words (33 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 Backhelder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Backhelder Spelling Variations
Backhelder 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 Backhelder have been found, including Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.
Early Notables of the Backhelder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Backhelder family to Ireland
Some of the Backhelder 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 Backhelder 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 Backhelders to arrive on North American shores: Joseph Bachelor, who arrived in New England
in 1637 and Thomas Bachellor who arrived in Virginia 1663.