Bartee History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The history of the Bartee family name begins in the German province of 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
The surname Bartee was first found in 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.
Important Dates for the Bartee family
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Bartee 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 Bartee include Barth, Bartmann, Bart, Barthe and others.
Early Notables of the Bartee family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Bartee in this period include Kaspar von Barth (1587-1658), who was a very learned and respected philologist in Brandenburg. Jean Bart (1650-1702), was Belgium-born, French sailor who served the French crown as naval commander and privateer. Christian Samuel Barth (1735-1809)...
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Migration of the Bartee family
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)
- William D. Bartee, American politician, Candidate for Alaska State Senate District E, 2000; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alaska, 2012 
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html