Anglo-Saxon name Barther comes from when its first bearer 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 Barther is also a nickname type of surname for a quarrelsome person.
Early Origins of the Barther family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Barther family
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Barther Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Barther include Barter, Bartar, Bartor, Bartur and others.
Early Notables of the Barther family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barther family to Ireland
Some of the Barther family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Barther family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Barther or a variant listed above:
Barther Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Barther Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Semper metiora certans
Motto Translation: Forever striving for better things
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