Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Thatcher

Thatcher first developed as a Medieval English surname derived from an occupation: specifically, “one who makes or lays thatching material” (a roofer who covers a housetop with weatherproof reed and straw). The name comes from the Olde English þæccan meaning, apropos, “to cover, to cover over, to conceal.”  Tradesmen involved with the art of construction in Medieval English society were highly regarded (e.g., Mason, Sawyer, Slater, Thatcher) and so job-descriptive surnames were among the most common. They were essentially assigned to the local townsmen who held various positions imperative to the general necessities of their communities and such surnames only became hereditary when a son followed his father into the same trade. This particular surname, Thatcher, was first recorded in the late 13th century as “le Thechare.”  As a given name for boys, Thatcher is still very rare. 

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME THATCHER

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

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Quick Facts

ON THATCHER

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

English

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

992

PRONUNCIATION:

THA-chur

SIMPLE MEANING:

To cover, conceal

Characteristics

OF THATCHER

Inspirational

Highly Intuitive

Spiritual Teacher

Extremely Bright

Uplifting

Truth-seeker

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Thatcher

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME THATCHER

Speaking of Mark Twain, Becky Thatcher is his creation out of the pages of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, published in 1876. She is the daughter of the wealthy Judge Thatcher, quite the little aristocrat in Tom’s eyes, and he falls in love with her at first sight. She is an enchanting little girl with long blonde hair and definite opinions. Tom wins her heart for good when he takes the blame for a misdeed of her making, and sustains a whipping for it. Becky Thatcher’s character was based upon a real little girl Samuel Clemens attended school with in Hannibal, Missouri – Laura Hawkins. (When the humorist became famous, at least twenty-five women claimed to have been the model for Becky, but Mr. Clemens named Miss Hawkins.)

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