The name Bartar comes from one of the family having worked as a person who was a haggler, market trader or exchanger. The surname is derived from the Old French word barat,
which means commerce
and is a derivative of the verb barater,
which means to haggle.
The surname Bartar is also a nickname
type of surname for a quarrelsome person.
Early Origins of the Bartar family
The surname Bartar was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bartar family
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Bartar Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bartar have been found, including: Barter, Bartar, Bartor, Bartur and others.
Early Notables of the Bartar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bartar family to Ireland
Some of the Bartar family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bartar family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bartar, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : James Barter, who sailed to Virginia in 1655; William Barter to Virginia in 1774; and Barbara Barter to Philadelphia in 1804. In Canada G.E. Barter was recorded in Ontario in 1869.
The Bartar Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Semper metiora certans
Motto Translation: Forever striving for better things