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The surname Baar evolved in the ancient German province of Westphalia. It is a nickname, a style of hereditary surname that developed out of the traditional German "eke-names," that identified people by naming them after a physical characteristic or other identifiable trait. Baar is a name for a person who was short and stout, as the name was derived from the Latin word "Bassus," which means "thick" or "wide."

Baar Early Origins



The surname Baar was first found in Westphalia, where the name Baar emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Baar Spelling Variations


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Baar Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Baar include Baar, Bar, Bahr, Baaren, Barr, Baher, Baren and others.

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Baar Early History


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Baar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baar research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1798 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Baar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Baar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Baar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Baar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:

Baar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Baar who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Johannes Baar came to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Wilhelm Baar arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Conrad Baar who was listed as having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765

Baar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Moses Baar settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1846

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Contemporary Notables of the name Baar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Baar (post 1700)



  • Emil N. Baar, American politician, Justice of New York Supreme Court 2nd District, 1951
  • Emil Nathaniel Baar (b. 1891), American lawyer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Baar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Baar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 28 January 2016 at 12:48.

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