Batchellor History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the Batchellor family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Batchellor was a name given to 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 Batchellor family
The surname Batchellor was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire, Cambridge, and Huntingdon, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Batchellor family
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Batchellor Spelling Variations
Batchellor has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Batchellor have been found, including Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.
Early Notables of the Batchellor 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...
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Batchellors to arrive on North American shores:
Batchellor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century