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
Oxfordshire, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Batcheler family
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Batcheler Spelling Variations
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)
Buckinghamshire and worked for...
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Migration of the Batcheler family to the New World and Oceana
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
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