Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as 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 Bartor is also a nickname type of surname for a quarrelsome person.
Early Origins of the Bartor family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bartor family
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Bartor Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bartor has been recorded under many different variations, including Barter, Bartar, Bartor, Bartur and others.
Early Notables of the Bartor family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bartor family to Ireland
Some of the Bartor family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bartor family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bartor or a variant listed above:
Bartor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
The Bartor 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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