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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.

Barthes Early Origins



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.

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Barthes Spelling Variations


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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.

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Barthes Early History


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Barthes Early History



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.

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Barthes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barthes Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration



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, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1836

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthes (post 1700)



  • Roland Barthes (1915-1980), French writer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The Barthes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barthes 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 January 2014 at 10:32.

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