The history of the name Batchelar begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for 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 Batchelar family
The surname Batchelar was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire
, Cambridge, and Huntingdon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Batchelar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batchelar research.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1572 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Batchelar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Batchelar Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Batchelar are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Batchelar include: Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.
Early Notables of the Batchelar 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 Batchelar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Batchelar family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Batchelar or a variant listed above: 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..