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Barschall History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Possible derivations for the Barschall surname include the Middle High German word "bars," meaning "a perch;" thus the name may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish in some way, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish dealer or fisherman. Or, the name may come from the Low German word "barsch," meaning "harsh," or "rude." In this case, the name would have been a nickname, which became a surname.

Early Origins of the Barschall family

The surname Barschall was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the complex national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.

Early History of the Barschall family

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Barschall Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barsch, Barrse, Barsse, Bars, Barschall, Bertsch, Bertsche, Bertsh and many more.

Early Notables of the Barschall family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Barschall family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Barsch, who came to Philadelphia in 1731; Andrew Barr settled in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1834; David Barss arrived in Philadelphia in 1852. Balthas Bertsch came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1772.

Contemporary Notables of the name Barschall (post 1700)

  • Henry Herman Barschall (b. 1915), internationally recognized physicist

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