Barthel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Barthel family

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.

Important Dates for the Barthel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barthel research. Another 104 words (7 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Barthel family (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.

Barthel migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Jacob Barthel who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1740
  • Anna Elizabetha Barthel, along with her child, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1752
  • Anna Elisabetha Barthel, who arrived in America in 1752 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • Johann Barthel, aged 30, who landed in Texas in 1854 [1]
  • Andreas Barthel, aged 31, who landed in Texas in 1854 [1]
  • Henry Barthel, who landed in St Clair County, III in 1855 [1]
  • Louis Barthel, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Barthel (post 1700)

  • Paul Barthel, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 12th District, 1998 [2]
  • Patrick Henry Barthel, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Governor of Louisiana, 2003 [2]
  • Jeri Barthel, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 11th District, 1992 [2]
  • Harold G. Barthel, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 13th District, 1961 [2]
  • 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 [3]
  • Joseph "Josy" Barthel, Luxembourg runner, gold medal winner at the 1952 Summer Olympics

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. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Nicolas Barthel. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
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