Possible derivations for the Bartch 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 Bartch family
The surname Bartch 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 Bartch family
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Bartch Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Bartch include Barsch, Barrse, Barsse, Bars, Barschall, Bertsch, Bertsche, Bertsh and many more.
Early Notables of the Bartch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bartch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bartch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Jacob, John and Peter Bartch all of whom, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
- Jacob Bartch, who arrived in Manitoba in 1875
- John Bartch, who landed in Manitoba in 1875
Contemporary Notables of the name Bartch (post 1700)
- George Washington Bartch (1849-1927), American Republican politician, Justice of Utah Territorial Supreme Court, 1893-94; Justice of Utah State Supreme Court, 1896-1906 CITATION[CLOSE]
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