Hatcher History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Hatcher is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived near a hatch or gate which in most cases led to a forest, but occasionally led to a sluice. [1] The surname Hatcher is derived from the Old English word hæcce, which means hatch. The surname Hatcher 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 Hatcher family

The surname Hatcher 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.

Important Dates for the Hatcher family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hatcher research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1660, 1589, 1677, 1624, 1659, 1634, 1678 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Hatcher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hatcher Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hatcher family name include Hacher, Hatcher, Hatchers and others.

Early Notables of the Hatcher 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...
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Hatcher migration to the United States

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hatcher surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hatcher Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John and Sarah Hatcher who settled in Virginia in 1636
  • Sarah Hatcher, who landed in virginia in 1636 [2]
  • William Hatcher, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • Tho Hatcher, who arrived in Virginia in 1645 [2]
  • Thomas Hatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1645
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hatcher Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Hatcher, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [2]
  • Nich Hatcher, who arrived in Virginia in 1718 [2]
  • George Hatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1739

Hatcher migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hatcher Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • James Hatcher, who settled in Harbour Grace in 1819
  • Phillip Hatcher, who settled in Hermitage Cove, Newfoundland in 1830 [3]
  • George Hatcher moved to Furby's Cove, Newfoundland in 1835 [3]
  • Benjamin Hatcher, who landed in Rose Blanche, Newfoundland in 1860 [3]

Hatcher migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hatcher Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Hatcher, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Mitchell" in 1840 [4]
  • John Hatcher, English convict from Southampton, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]
  • Robert Hatcher, aged 24, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander" [6]
  • John Hatcher, aged 43, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan" [7]

Hatcher migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hatcher Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Hatcher, (b. 1846), aged 33, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1879 [8]
  • Mrs. Julia Hatcher, (b. 1847), aged 32, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1879 [8]
  • Mr. Frederick Hatcher, (b. 1867), aged 12, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1879 [8]
  • Miss Adelaide Hatcher, (b. 1876), aged 3, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1879 [8]
  • Mr. George Hatcher, (b. 1878), aged 5 months, British settler travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Stad Haarlem" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand in 1879 [8]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hatcher (post 1700)

  • Kevin John Hatcher (b. 1966), retired American professional NHL ice hockey defenseman
  • William Augustus Hatcher (b. 1960), American former Major League Baseball left and center fielder
  • John Hatcher, American nurseryman in Lantana, Florida who developed the Hatcher mango in the 1940s
  • John Bell Hatcher (1861-1904), American paleontologist, best known for discovering Torosaurus
  • Michael Vaughn "Mickey" Hatcher (b. 1955), American former Major League Baseball player and coach
  • Derian Hatcher (b. 1972), American former professional NHL ice hockey defenseman
  • Major-General Julian Sommerville Hatcher (1888-1963), American Chief of Ordnance Field Service (1943-1945) [9]
  • Richard Gordon Hatcher (b. 1933), American politician and law professor who was elected mayor of Gary, Indiana in 1967, and he remained in office for the next 20 years
  • Bill Hatcher (b. 1959), American adventure photographer whose work has appeared on over 40 magazine covers
  • Teri Lynn Hatcher (b. 1964), American Golden Globe Award and three-time Screen Actors Guild Award winning, Primetime Emmy nominated actress, best known for her role as Lois Lane on the ABC comedy-drama series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York, Harper & Row, 1956. Print
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM MITCHELL 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840WilliamMitchell.gif
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LYSANDER 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850Lysander.htm
  7. ^ South Australian Register Friday February 7th, 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Lord Raglan 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/lordraglan1856.shtml
  8. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  9. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 9) Julian Hatcher. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Hatcher/Julian_Sommerville/USA.html
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