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Bavaria, Germany is the original homeland of the Bartelsz family. Bartelsz is a patronymic name, a type of surname that derived from the given name of the father of the original bearer. Bartelsz was derived from the Old German word Bartolomaeus (Bartholomew), which means farmer. Additionally, the name is associated with the famous Saint Bartholomaeus (St. Bartholomew), who was one of the Apostles. Bartelsz is also a nickname type of surname which was originally derived from the Old German word "barta," which means battle-axe, and was a warrior nickname. During the Middle Ages, when feudalism, chivalry, and knighthood characterized Europe, heroic battles over power and prestige were fought between the noble families. In an age of rapidly changing political and religious alliances, the Bartelsz family declared their loyalty to many different nobles and princes who sought their support in the conflicts of the day. Consequently, the Bartelsz family made a vital contribution to the ancient German traditions of military initiation, legality, and chivalry.

Bartelsz Early Origins



The surname Bartelsz was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bartels was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

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Bartelsz Spelling Variations


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Bartelsz 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 Bartelsz include Bartels, Bartells, Bartell, Bartelle, Bartelles, Barthels, Barthel and many more.

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Bartelsz Early History


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Bartelsz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bartelsz research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1685, 1707 and 1836 are included under the topic Early Bartelsz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bartelsz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bartelsz Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bartelsz Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bartelsz or a variant listed above:

Bartelsz Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Herrnen Bartelsz, who arrived in Long Island in 1655
  • Jonas Bartelsz, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1660

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
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    The Bartelsz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bartelsz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 15 January 2014 at 15:04.

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