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

Barthel Early Origins



The surname Barthel 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.

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Barthel Spelling Variations


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Barthel 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 Barthel include Barthels, Bartel, Bartels, Bartl, Bartelemaeus, Bartholomaus, Bartelme, Barthelme, Barthelmes and many more.

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Barthel Early History


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Barthel Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barthel research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1707, 1815, 1585, 1625 and 1672 are included under the topic Early Barthel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barthel Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barthel Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barthel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Barthel or a variant listed above:

Barthel Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Heinrich Barthel who arrived in New York City in 1710
  • Henrich Barthel, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Jacob Barthel who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Anna Elizabetha Barthel, along with her child, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Anna Elisabetha Barthel, who arrived in America in 1752
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Barthel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Georg Barthel, who arrived in America in 1832
  • Johann Barthel, aged 30, landed in Texas in 1854
  • Andreas Barthel, aged 31, landed in Texas in 1854
  • Henry Barthel, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1855
  • Louis Barthel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthel (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthel (post 1700)



  • Paul Barthel, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1998
  • Patrick Henry Barthel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 2003
  • Jeri Barthel, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 11th District, 1992
  • Harold G. Barthel, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 13th District, 1961
  • Mona Barthel (b. 1990), professional German tennis player
  • Klaus Barthel (b. 1955), German politician
  • Max Barthel (1893-1975), German writer and poet
  • Ludwig Barthel (1898-1962), German writer
  • Nicolas Barthel, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Joseph "Josy" Barthel, Luxembourg runner, gold medal winner at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
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    The Barthel Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barthel 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.

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