Barthar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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 or dealings, 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.
Important Dates for the Barthar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barthar research. Another 97 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1578, 1657, 1747, 1800, 1700, 1802 and 1880 are included under the topic Early Barthar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
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Migration of the Barthar family
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.