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The origins of the Batchelor surname date back to the time of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It comes from an early member of the family 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.

Batchelor Early Origins



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

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Batchelor Spelling Variations


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Batchelor Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Batchelor has been spelled many different ways, including Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.

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Batchelor Early History


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Batchelor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Batchelor research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1572 and 1619 are included under the topic Early Batchelor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Batchelor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Batchelor Early Notables (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 Batchelor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Batchelors to arrive in North America:

Batchelor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Stephen Batchelor, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1632
  • John Batchelor, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Henry Batchelor, a brewer, who settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1636
  • Joseph Batchelor, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638
  • William Batchelor settled in Charles Town in 1634 and became a Freeman in 1644
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Batchelor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A Batchelor, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Charles Batchelor, aged 11, landed in New York, NY in 1855
  • Julia Batchelor, aged 3, landed in New York, NY in 1855

Batchelor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Batchelor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749

Batchelor Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • B Batchelor, who arrived in Montreal in 1832

Batchelor Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Batchelor, aged 27, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"
  • Martha Batchelor, aged 29, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer"
  • C. James Batchelor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Cromwell" in 1849
  • Jane Batchelor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • Martha Batchelor arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Harry Lorrequer" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Batchelor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Uriah Batchelor, aged 32, a carpenter, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Lean Batchelor, aged 33, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • George Batchelor, aged 13, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Jane Batchelor, aged 11, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • Thomas Batchelor, aged 9, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Batchelor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Batchelor (post 1700)



  • Charles Batchelor (1845-1910), American (English born) inventor, laboratory assistant and business partner of Edison
  • John Batchelor (b. 1950), American journalist and broadcaster
  • Joy Batchelor (1914-1991), English television director, producer, writer, art director and animator
  • George Batchelor (1920-2000), Australian, Professor of Applied Mathematics in the University of Cambridge
  • Lee Batchelor (1865-1911), Australian politician

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Batchelor Historic Events


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Batchelor Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. William George Batchelor (1905-1941), Australian Warrant Engineer from Sassafras, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Arthur R Batchelor (b. 1922), English Yeoman of Signals serving for the Royal Navy from Born Madras, India, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Frank Batchelor, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Citations


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    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Batchelor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Batchelor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 31 May 2016 at 02:19.

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