Batcheler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Batcheler is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name. It was a name given to a person 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 Batcheler family
The surname Batcheler was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Batcheler family
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Batcheler Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Batcheler has appeared include Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.
Early Notables of the Batcheler 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...
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Batcheler migration to the United States
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Batcheler arrived in North America very early:
Batcheler Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Batcheler, who landed in Virginia in 1648 
- Richard Batcheler, who arrived in North Carolina in 1697 
Batcheler migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Batcheler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Henry Batcheler, (b. 1832), aged 26, British farm labourer travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Indiana" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 28th November 1858 
Contemporary Notables of the name Batcheler (post 1700)
- Rev. John Batcheler, American minster for the Church Missionary School; he translated Nippon Seikōkwai Kitō Bun in 1889
- Kevin Batcheler, American trumpet player feature on the Saturday Night album by American R&B group Zhané in 1997
- Penelope Hartshorne Batcheler (1928-2007), American architect from East Orange, New Jersey, one of the National Park Service’s leading historical architects, awarded the James Biddle Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation in 2000
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html