The Barthelme surname comes from the Germanic personal name
Bertwald, composed of the elements "berht," meaning "bright," and "wald," meaning "rule."
Early Origins of the Barthelme family
The surname Barthelme 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.
Early History of the Barthelme family
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Barthelme Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Barthelme include Barthels, Bartel, Bartels, Bartl, Bartelemaeus, Bartholomaus, Bartelme, Barthelme, Barthelmes and many more.
Early Notables of the Barthelme family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barthelme family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Barthelme surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Barthelme Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Barthelme who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
- Jacob Barthelme, who arrived in Philadephia in 1738
- Jacob Barthelme, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Barthelme (post 1700)
- Philip George Barthelme (1876-1954), American second athletic director of the University of Michigan
- Steven Barthelme (b. 1947), American author of short stories and essays
- Donald Barthelme Sr. (1907-1996), American architect in Houston, Texas
- Albert Lewis Barthelme Sr. (1919-2004), American basketball coach, active from 1944 to 1961
- Fredrick Barthelme (b. 1943), American novelist and short story writer
- Donald Barthelme Jr., (1931-1989), American novelist and short story writer, one of the original founders of the University of Houston Creative Writing Program
- Maxime Barthelmé (b. 1988), French professional footballer