The Rev. Stephen Bachiler came to Amercan in 1632 and then went back to England around 1650. He left behind a lot of controversy as well as children and grandchildren. The spelling of his name has varied greatly through the generations, finally settling on Batchelder. There are profiles throughout Wikitree of the same person using variant spellings of the name. I have proposed merges of some of them, but I do not know of any way to find potential merges. Is there a tool that will locate profiles that have the same sounding names with different spellings?
On a similar subject, how do we determine which variant of a name is the preferred one?