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  • Abraham Burton (1669 - 1736)
    Reference: FamilySearch Family Tree - SmartCopy : May 15 2017, 0:21:35 UTC comments Date and place of death have also been (erroneously?) reported to be May 13, 1736 at Deep Creek, Amelia County, ...
  • Anne Saunders (1664 - bef.1736)
    Ann Burton , born Abt. 1664 in Va; died Aft. 1738 in Henrico Co Va. She was the adopted daughter of 32. Thomas Sr 0f Cobbs Burton and 33. Susanna. Her biological parents were William Hatcher, Jr. and...
  • Ann Blackman (1664 - c.1734)
    Sources:1. William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Ward Family, pg. 192, 1919. Genealogies of VIRGINIA FAMILIES From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine Volume V ...
  • Archibald Hatcher, Sr. (c.1733 - bef.1812)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA (SOLDIER). DAR Ancestor # A206803
  • Arrie Estelle McGlamery (1899 - 1983)
    Arrie Estelle Hatcher McGlamery BIRTH 3 Aug 1899 Georgia, USA DEATH 14 Feb 1983 (aged 83) BURIAL Riverside Cemetery Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia, USA MEMORIAL ID 28610678 · View Source MEMORIAL P...

About the Hatcher surname

This most interesting name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is an English topographical name for someone who lived by a gate, normally a gate marking the entrance to a forest or other enclosed piece of land, sometimes a floodgate or sluice-gate. The name derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century word "haecce", a gate, plus the suffix "-er", meaning "dweller at", when attached to a topographical feature. Topographical surnames were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. The surname was first recorded in the late 13th Century (see below), while Andrew Hatcher was mentioned in the Wills Records at Sussex in 1560. Thomas Hatcher (1589 - 1677) was a parliamentarian captain and commissioner to Scotland in 1643, and was present at Marston Moor (1644) and the siege of York (1644). A Coat of Arms was granted to a Hatcher family at Carby and Bytham, Lincolnshire, which depicts a chevron between six silver escallops on a silver shield. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Hetchere, which was dated 1296, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Sussex", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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