The ancestors of the bearers of the Hatche family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England
. They were first found near a hatch or gate which in most cases led to a forest, but occasionally led to a sluice.The surname Hatche is derived from the Old English word hæcce,
which means hatch.
The surname Hatche belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of trees.
Early Origins of the Hatche family
The surname Hatche was first found in Lincolnshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Carby from very ancient times some say before the Norman Conquest
by Duke William of Normandy
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hatche family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hatche research.Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1589, 1677, 1624, 1659, 1634, 1678 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Hatche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hatche Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hatche include Hacher, Hatcher, Hatchers and others.
Early Notables of the Hatche family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Colonel Francis Hacker (died 1660), an English soldier who fought for Parliament during the English Civil War, one of the Regicides of King Charles I of England; Thomas... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hatche Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hatche family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hatche or a variant listed above:
Hatche Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Hatche, who arrived in Maryland in 1638 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)