The history of the Barthes family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Barthes is a nickname
surname, a class of German names derived from "eke-names," or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Barthes is a name for a bearded person, derived from the old German word "Bardo," which means "bearded one." Barthe, a variant of the name, is a French local
name for someone who lived on a piece of land overgrown with bushes or shrub.
Early Origins of the Barthes family
The surname Barthes was first found in Bavaria
, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto itself and they were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
Early History of the Barthes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barthes research.Another 333 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1800, 1210, 1311, 1810, 1587, 1658, 1650, 1702, 1735, 1809, 1821 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Barthes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Barthes 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 Barthes include Barth, Bartmann, Bart, Barthe and others.
Early Notables of the Barthes family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Barthes in this period include Kaspar von Barth (1587-1658), who was a very learned and respected philologist in Brandenburg. Jean Bart (1650-1702), was Belgium-born, French sailor who served the French crown as naval commander and privateer. Christian Samuel Barth (1735-1809)... Another 45 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barthes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Barthes family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Barthes or a variant listed above:
Barthes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Juan Barthes, aged 36, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1836 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 Barthes (post 1700)
- Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French writer