Bavaria. Bartee is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from "eke-names," or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Bartee is a name for a bearded person, derived from the old German word "Bardo," which means "bearded one." Barthe, a variant of the name, is a French local name for someone who lived on a piece of land overgrown with bushes or shrub.
Early Origins of the Bartee family
Bavaria, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto itself and they were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Bartee family
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Bartee Spelling Variations
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 Bartee include Barth, Bartmann, Bart, Barthe and others.
Early Notables of the Bartee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bartee family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Bartee surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Adam Barth, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1783; Charles Barth came to Philadelphia in 1854; Christina Barth, age 36; settled in New York State in 1874.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bartee (post 1700)
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