The many generations and branches of the Tatcher family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who worked as the thatcher.
This surname was a derivative of the Old English word paeccan
which literally meant to cover.
The meaning later changed and referred to the task of thatching roofs.
Early Origins of the Tatcher family
The surname Tatcher was first found in Essex
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, before and after the Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Tatcher family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tatcher research.Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1536, 1565 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Tatcher History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Tatcher Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Tatcher were recorded, including Thatcher, Thacker, Thaxter and others.
Early Notables of the Tatcher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tatcher family to Ireland
Some of the Tatcher family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Tatcher family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Tatcher family emigrate to North America: Francis Thatcher, who settled in Barbados in 1678 with his wife Mary and son Samuel; Joe and Mary Thatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1635; Sylvester Thatcher, who settled in Virginia in 1635.