The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Badgeldor family have grown. The name Badgeldor was given to a member of the family who was a knight, who in the exercise of chivalry has won his spurs, but hopes to be elected into some order. However, the nickname batchelor
has remained somewhat of a puzzle to etymologists because it implied a sense of partial achievement of a desired goal rather than having a concrete origin. For example, a Bachelor of Arts is a person who has achieved a certain scholastic honor, but who also aspired to a higher degree of master or doctorate. A bachelor in common life was a person who had attained the age of manhood, but had not fulfilled the social relation of entering into matrimony.
Early Origins of the Badgeldor family
The surname Badgeldor was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire
, Cambridge, and Huntingdon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Badgeldor family
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Badgeldor 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 Badgeldor family name include Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.
Early Notables of the Badgeldor family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Daniel Bacheler, also spelt Bachiler, Batchiler or Batchelar, (1572-1619) who was an English lutenist and composer. He was born in Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire
and worked for... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Badgeldor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Badgeldor 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. Early immigrants bearing the Badgeldor surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Henry Batchelor, a brewer, who settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1636; William Batchelor settled in Charles Town in 1634; and became a Freeman in 1644..