Bartel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bartel surname comes from the Germanic personal name Bertwald, composed of the elements "berht," meaning "bright," and "wald," meaning "rule."

Early Origins of the Bartel family

The surname Bartel was first found in Bavaria, 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 savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The name is associated with the famous Saint Bartholomaeus (St. Bartholomew,) who was one of the Apostles.

Important Dates for the Bartel family

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Bartel Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bartel include Barthels, Bartel, Bartels, Bartl, Bartelemaeus, Bartholomaus, Bartelme, Barthelme, Barthelmes and many more.

Early Notables of the Bartel family (pre 1700)

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Bartel migration to the United States

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 Bartel surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bartel Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Bartel, who arrived in Salem, Massachusetts in 1638 [1]
Bartel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Heinrich Bartel, along with his wife Anna Catherine and their two children, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Heinrich Bartel, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Henrik Bartel, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Philip Bartel, who landed in New York in 1715 [1]
  • Andries Bartel, who arrived in New York in 1715 [1]
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Bartel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Dorothea Bartel, aged 30, who landed in America in 1843 [1]
  • Christiana Bartel, aged 43, who arrived in America in 1843 [1]
  • Miss Bartel, who arrived in America in 1846 [1]
  • Eva Bartel, who arrived in Texas in 1846 [1]
  • August Bartel who was listed as having arrived in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1859
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Bartel migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bartel Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Francis Bartel, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Bartel migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bartel Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Richard Bartel, (b. 1808), aged 44, Cornish miner departing from Falmouth in April 1852 aboard the ship "Augusta Schneider" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 24th August 1852 [2]
  • Mrs. Catherine Bartel, (b. 1812), aged 40, Cornish settler departing from Falmouth in April 1852 aboard the ship "Augusta Schneider" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 24th August 1852 [2]
  • Miss Jane Bartel, (b. 1833), aged 19, Cornish settler departing from Falmouth in April 1852 aboard the ship "Augusta Schneider" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 24th August 1852 [2]
  • Mr. Richard Bartel, (b. 1836), aged 16, Cornish settler departing from Falmouth in April 1852 aboard the ship "Augusta Schneider" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 24th August 1852 [2]
  • Mr. John Bartel, (b. 1838), aged 14, Cornish settler departing from Falmouth in April 1852 aboard the ship "Augusta Schneider" arriving in Port Phillip, Victoria, Australia on 24th August 1852 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bartel (post 1700)

  • Heinrich Bartel, American politician, Editor; Delegate to Socialist National Convention from Wisconsin, 1920 [3]
  • Harry Bartel, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for Indiana, 1972 [3]
  • Gary Bartel, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Colorado, 2008 [3]
  • Bartel Leendert van der Waerden (b. 1903), Dutch mathematician
  • Bartel John Jonkman (1884-1955), American Republican politician, Kent County Prosecuting Attorney, 1929-36; U.S. Representative from Michigan 5th District, 1940-49; Defeated in primary, 1948 [4]

Historic Events for the Bartel family

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  • Walter Bartel (1919-1941), German Feuerwerksgefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [5]

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retreived 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_victoria.pdf
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details
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