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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Barthold. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of East Prussia, which was located on the southern shore of the Baltic Sea and was bordered by Poland and Lithuania, provides a backdrop to the oldest origins of the Barthold family. The origin of the name is Berthold, the "e" later changing to "a" under the influence of the northern dialects.

Barthold Early Origins



The surname Barthold was first found in the lands that would later form Prussia, where one of the first records of the name was Bertulf (or Bartholf or Barthold) who died in 883, and was the Archbishop of Trier from 869 until his death.

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Barthold Spelling Variations


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Barthold 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 Barthold include Barthold, Bartholde,Bartholdi, Barthold, Bartholdt, Bartoldi, Berthold, Bartholdy, Bartholdi, Bartholdie, Bartoldy, Bartholdy, Bartolo, Bartheld and many more.

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Barthold Early History


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Barthold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barthold research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1701, 1712 and 1804 are included under the topic Early Barthold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Barthold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Barthold Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barthold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North Ameri ca. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:

Barthold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johann Barthold, who came to Philadelphia in 1737
  • Johan Barthold who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Johan Barthold, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737

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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Barthold (post 1700)



  • Charles Barthold, American news photographer, recipient of the 1976 Peabody Award for his film and photography of the Jordan Tornado in Jordan, Iowa
  • William G. Barthold, American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 18th District, 1937-38; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1948
  • Allen H. Barthold, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, 1917-21

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    The Barthold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barthold 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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