The name Hatchers is of Anglo-Saxon
origin and came from when the family lived near a hatch or gate which in most cases led to a forest, but occasionally led to a sluice.The surname Hatchers is derived from the Old English word hæcce,
which means hatch.
The surname Hatchers 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 Hatchers family
The surname Hatchers 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 Hatchers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hatchers 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 Hatchers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hatchers Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Hatchers are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hatchers include: Hacher, Hatcher, Hatchers and others.
Early Notables of the Hatchers 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 Hatchers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hatchers family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hatchers or a variant listed above: John and Sarah Hatcher who settled in Virginia in 1636; Thomas Hatcher settled in Virginia in 1645; Richard Hatcher settled in America in 1654; George Hatcher settled in Virginia in 1739. In Newfoundland, Canada, James Hatcher settled in Harbour Grace in 1819.