Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a person who was a haggler, market trader or exchanger. The surname is derived from the Old French word barat, which means commerce or dealings, and is a derivative of the verb barater, which means to haggle. The surname Barthur is also a nickname type of surname for a quarrelsome person.
Early Origins of the Barthur family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Barthur family
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Barthur Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Barthur has appeared include Barter, Bartar, Bartor, Bartur and others.
Early Notables of the Barthur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Barthur family to Ireland
Some of the Barthur family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Barthur family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Barthur arrived in North America very early: James Barter, who sailed to Virginia in 1655; William Barter to Virginia in 1774; and Barbara Barter to Philadelphia in 1804. In Canada G.E. Barter was recorded in Ontario in 1869.
The Barthur 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: Semper metiora certans
Motto Translation: Forever striving for better things
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