The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Bagelor family have grown. The name Bagelor was given to a member of the family who was a young gentleman or a landowner.
Early Origins of the Bagelor family
The surname Bagelor was first found in Staffordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bagelor family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bagelor 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 Bagelor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bagelor 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 Bagelor family name include Bacheller, Bachelder, Bachelor, Batchelar, Batcheler, Batchellor, Batchelor, Batchlor, Batchelder, Batcheldor, Bachelere, Bachiler, Bachilier and many more.
Early Notables of the Bagelor family (pre 1700)
Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bagelor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bagelor family to Ireland
Some of the Bagelor 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 Bagelor 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 Bagelor surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Joseph Bachelor, who arrived in New England
in 1637 and Thomas Bachellor who arrived in Virginia 1663.