The ancient name of Tattcher finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for 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 Tattcher family
The surname Tattcher 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 Tattcher family
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Tattcher 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 Tattcher family name include Thatcher, Thacker, Thaxter and others.
Early Notables of the Tattcher family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Tattcher family to Ireland
Some of the Tattcher 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 Tattcher family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, 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 Tattcher surname or a spelling variation of the name include : 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.