Baechle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestral home of the Baechle family is in the German state of Bavaria. The name Baechle is an occupational hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a baker in Old German. Baechle is also a German local name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream.

Early Origins of the Baechle family

The surname Baechle was first found in Augsburg, Bavarian Swabia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Early History of the Baechle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baechle research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1545, 1854, 1604, 1673, 1685, 1750, 1714, 1788, 1735, 1782, 1813 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Baechle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baechle Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Baechle include Bach, Bache, Bacher, Baechle, Bachle, Back, Backe, Bacch, Bacche, Baach, Baacher and many more.

Early Notables of the Baechle family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Baechle in this period include Johann (Johannes) Bach (1604-1673), a German composer and musician of the Baroque; and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), who is considered by many to be the supreme giant of musical history. Of his twenty children, Karl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) was possibly the greatest composer, and may have exerted a stronger influence on Viennese classicism than his...
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baechle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Baechle migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Baechles to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Baechle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Baechle, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1872 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Baechle (post 1700) +

  • Daniel A. Baechle, American Republican politician, Chair of Champaign County Republican Party, 2002


The Baechle Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: In cruce spes mea
Motto Translation: In the cross is my hope.


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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