Batcheller History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Batcheller is an ancient Anglo-Saxon name that was 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 Batcheller family

The surname Batcheller was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Batcheller family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batcheller research. Another 63 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1572 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Batcheller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Batcheller Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Batcheller has undergone many spelling variations, including Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.

Early Notables of the Batcheller 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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Batcheller migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Batcheller were among those contributors:

Batcheller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Joseph Batcheller, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1637 [1]
  • Henry Batcheller, who landed in Massachusetts in 1639 [1]
  • Mary Batcheller, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]
  • Bridget Batcheller, who arrived in Virginia in 1663 [1]
  • Nathaniel Batcheller, who arrived in Hampton, NH in 1664 [1]
Batcheller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Batcheller, who arrived in New York in 1758 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Batcheller (post 1700)

  • George Sherman Batcheller (1837-1908), American soldier, politician, diplomat, and jurist from Batchellerville, New York (named after his grandfather), a graduate of Harvard Law School in 1857, his Batcheller Mansion in Saratoga Springs is a heritage site
  • Tryphosa Bates- Batcheller (1876-1952), born Tryphosa Duncan Bates, an American socialite, club woman and concert singer
  • Doris Batcheller Humphrey (1895-1958), American dancer and choreographer, active in the early 1900s

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Citations

  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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