Bartmann History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the Bartmann family name begins in the German province of Bavaria. Bartmann 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. Bartmann 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 Bartmann family

The surname Bartmann 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.

Early History of the Bartmann family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bartmann 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 Bartmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bartmann Spelling Variations

Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Bartmann include Barth, Bartmann, Bart, Barthe and others.

Early Notables of the Bartmann family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Bartmann 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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United States Bartmann migration to the United States +

European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bartmanns to arrive in North America, and among them were:

Bartmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Georg Bartmann, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • John Michael Bartmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
Bartmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Jos Bartmann, who landed in America in 1839 [1]
  • Edward Bartmann, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840 [1]
  • Christian Friedrich Bartmann, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Katharina Regina Bartmann, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bartmann (post 1700) +

  • William R. "Bill" Bartmann (1948-2016), American businessman, founder and CEO of CFS2, Inc

  • Franz Bartmann (1921-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]

  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. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from on Facebook
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