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

Barthels Early Origins



The surname Barthels 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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Barthels Spelling Variations


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

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Barthels Early History


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Barthels Early History



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

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Barthels Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barthels Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Barthels Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Andres Barthels and Justus Barthels both of whom arrived in Philadelphia in 1792
  • Andres Barthels, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1792
  • Justus Barthels, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1792

Barthels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sophie Barthels, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1845
  • Sophie Barthels settled in Texas in 1845
  • August Barthels, who arrived in Texas in 1845
  • Heinrich Barthels came to Texas in 1846 with his wife and four children
  • H E Barthels, who landed in New York, NY in 1850

Barthels Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Barthels arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthels (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthels (post 1700)



  • Robert Barthels, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Cuyahoga County, 1897
  • Wolfgang Barthels (b. 1940), former German footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    9. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Barthels Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barthels 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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