Bartlam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Bartlam family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Bartlam family

The surname Bartlam was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bartlam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bartlam research. Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1400, 1500, 1661, 1708, 1750, 1769, 1780, and 1821 are included under the topic Early Bartlam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bartlam Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bartlam include Bartlam, Bartlum, Barthlam, Bartlan, Batelman, Bartleman and many more.

Early Notables of the Bartlam family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bartlam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bartlam migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bartlam or a variant listed above:

Bartlam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Elizabeth Bartlam, who sailed to Virginia in 1671
  • Elizabeth Bartlam, who arrived in Virginia in 1679 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bartlam (post 1700) +

  • Dorothy Bartlam (b. 1908), English actress


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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