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Bartholomay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bartholomay family

The surname Bartholomay was first found in Berwickshire, in Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bartholomay family

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Bartholomay Spelling Variations

The name, Bartholomay, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Bartholomew, Bartholemewe, Bartholemew and many more.

Early Notables of the Bartholomay family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bartholomay family to the New World and Oceana

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Bartholomay surname who came to North America were: Mary Bartholomew who settled in Virginia in 1634; William settled in Virginia in 1794.

The Bartholomay 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: Ad alta
Motto Translation: To high things.

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