Batchelor Family History

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Batchelor Name Meaning

English: status name for a young knight or novice at arms, Middle English and Old French bacheler (medieval Latin baccalarius), a word of unknown ultimate origin. The word had already been extended to mean ‘(young) unmarried man’ by the 14th century, but it is unlikely that many bearers of the surname derive from the word in that sense.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Butcher, Bacher, Patchell, Hatcher, Satchell, Vatcher, Fancher

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Batchelor Family Origin

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Batchelor Family Occupations

What did your Batchelor ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Batchelor occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Batchelor's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Batchelor family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Batchelor.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Batchelor Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Batchelor. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Batchelor census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Batchelor. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Batchelor. For the veterans among your Batchelor ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Batchelor Life Expectancy

What is the average Batchelor lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Batchelor life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Batchelor in 1944 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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