The name Barthar is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a person who was a haggler, market trader or exchanger. The surname is derived from the Old French word barat,
which means commerce
and is a derivative of the verb barater,
which means to haggle.
The surname Barthar is also a nickname
type of surname for a quarrelsome person.
Early Origins of the Barthar family
The surname Barthar was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Barthar family
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Barthar Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Barthar are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Barthar include Barter, Bartar, Bartor, Bartur and others.
Early Notables of the Barthar family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barthar family to Ireland
Some of the Barthar family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 165 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barthar family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Barthar or a variant listed above: James Barter, who sailed to Virginia in 1655; William Barter to Virginia in 1774; and Barbara Barter to Philadelphia in 1804. In Canada G.E. Barter was recorded in Ontario in 1869.
The Barthar Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Semper metiora certans
Motto Translation: Forever striving for better things