The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Backholder come from its first bearer, who was a young gentleman or a landowner.
Early Origins of the Backholder family
The surname Backholder was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Backholder family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Backholder 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 Backholder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Backholder Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Backholder has been spelled many different ways, including Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.
Early Notables of the Backholder family (pre 1700)
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Backholder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Backholder family to Ireland
Some of the Backholder 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 Backholder family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Backholders to arrive in North America: Joseph Bachelor, who arrived in New England
in 1637 and Thomas Bachellor who arrived in Virginia 1663.