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Bartholde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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 Bartholde. 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 Bartholde family. The origin of the name is Berthold, the "e" later changing to "a" under the influence of the northern dialects.

Early Origins of the Bartholde family


The surname Bartholde 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.

Early History of the Bartholde family


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Bartholde Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Barthold, Bartholde,Bartholdi, Barthold, Bartholdt, Bartoldi, Berthold, Bartholdy, Bartholdi, Bartholdie, Bartoldy, Bartholdy, Bartolo, Bartheld and many more.

Early Notables of the Bartholde family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bartholde family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bartholde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frank Bartholde, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1860

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