The name Batchlor has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for 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 Batchlor family
The surname Batchlor was first found in the counties of Oxfordshire
, Cambridge, and Huntingdon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Batchlor family
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Batchlor Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Batchlor have been found, including Batchelor, Bachelor, Bacheler, Batcheler, Batchellor and many more.
Early Notables of the Batchlor 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
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Migration of the Batchlor family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Batchlor, or a variant listed above: Henry Batchelor, a brewer, who settled in Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1636; William Batchelor settled in Charles Town in 1634; and became a Freeman in 1644..