Bartman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Bartman family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Bartman is a nickname surname, a class of German names derived from "eke-names," or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Bartman is a name for a bearded person, derived from the old German word "Bardo," which means "bearded one." Barthe, a variant of the name, is a French local name for someone who lived on a piece of land overgrown with bushes or shrub.

Early Origins of the Bartman family

The surname Bartman was first found in Bavaria, where the name became noted for its many branches with the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the family became a power unto itself and they were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Bartman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bartman research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1800, 1210, 1311, 1810, 1587, 1658, 1650, 1702, 1735, 1809, 1821 and 1865 are included under the topic Early Bartman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bartman 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 Bartman include Barth, Bartmann, Bart, Barthe and others.

Early Notables of the Bartman family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Bartman in this period include Kaspar von Barth (1587-1658), who was a very learned and respected philologist in Brandenburg. Jean Bart (1650-1702), was Belgium-born, French sailor who served the French crown as naval commander and privateer. Christian Samuel Barth (1735-1809)...
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Bartman migration to the United States

German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Bartman surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Bartman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Georg Bartman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johan Matheis Bartman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johan Matthias Bartman, aged 16, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • Johan Michael Bartman, aged 19, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • John Michael Bartman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bartman migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bartman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Margaret Bartman, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston aboard the ship "Thomas Lord" arriving in New Zealand in 1849 [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Bartman, Cornish settler travelling from Launceston aboard the ship "Thomas Lord" arriving in New Zealand in 1849 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bartman (post 1700)

  • William S. Bartman (1946-2005), American art patron, founder of Art Resources Transfer
  • Cindy Bartman, American politician, Mayor of East Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2007 [3]
  • Allen Bartman (1893-1972), American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Lyme, 1939-42; Defeated (Democratic), 1926 [3]
  • Arthur Bartman (b. 1972), South African retired football goalkeeper
  • Michiel Bernhard Emiel Marie Bartman, Dutch gold and two-time silver medalist rower, Amsterdam Sportsman of the Year (2004)
  • Zbigniew Bartman (b. 1987), Polish two-time gold medalist international volleyball player

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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