Show ContentsBartow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bartow family can trace its noble origins to the Italian region of Piedmont. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adapt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Piedmont is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Bartow family lived in the city of Susa, west of Turin. The records date back to the 12th century, when the Bartolomei family were governors of San Giorgio.

Early Origins of the Bartow family

The surname Bartow was first found in the northern region of Piedmont, with earliest records showing the family in the city of Susa, which is located west of Turin. The records date back to the 12th century, when the Bartolomei family were governors of San Giorgio.

Early History of the Bartow family

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Bartow Spelling Variations

Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Bartow include Bartolomei, Bartolomeo, Bartolommeo, Bortolomei, Bartoccelli, Bartholazzi, Bortolomeo, Di Bartolomeo, Bartolomucci, Bartolomeoni, Bartolomeazzi, Bortolomeotti, Bortolomedi, Bartali, Bartalo, Bartoli, Bartolo, Vartolo, Bartole, De Bartolo, De Bartoli, De Bartalo, Bartolic, Bartolich, Bartarelli, Bartaletti, Bartoletti, Bartalini, Bartolini, Bartalucci, Bartolucci, Bartalotta, Bartolotti, Bartolozzi, Bartaloni, Bartoloni, Bartolone, Bartolacci, Bartolaccini, Bartalena, Bartolena, Bartalesi, Bartocci, Bartozzi, Bortuzzi, Bortuzzo, Bortoli, Bortolo, Bortol, Bortul, Bortoletti, Bortoletto, Bortolini, Bortolino, Bortolin, Bortulin, Bortolucci, Bortoluzzi, Bortoluz, Bortolussi, Bortolotti, Bortolot, Bortolozzi, Bortolossi, Bortoloni, Bortolon, Bortolazzi, Bortolani, Bortolan, Bortolato, Bortolutti, Bort, Bortot and many more.

Early Notables of the Bartow family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was the Bartoli family of Siena, who were recognized as nobility; the Bartoli family of Velletri was involved in the government in 1346; Carlo d'Agnolino Bartoli was an ambassador for the republic, was elected director of the hospital in Siena around 1425, and was Bishop of Siena in 1427; Jacopo Bartoli was a military captain of the Sienese army in Brescia; the Bartoli family of Florence, of whom 11 members became priests; the Bartoccelli family arrived in Sicily from Spain in 1537; the Bartolini family in Udine was recognized as nobility; Girolamo...
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Bartow Ranking

In the United States, the name Bartow is the 17,054th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Bartow migration to the United States +

Some of the first North American settlers with Bartow name or one of its variants:

Bartow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Marmaduke Bartow, who arrived in Maryland in 1667 [2]
Bartow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Bartow, who landed in New York in 1702 [2]
Bartow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ellis Bartow, who arrived in New York, NY in 1846 [2]

Australia Bartow migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bartow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Polito Bartow, (Barlow, Bartone, Politto), (b. 1772), aged 48, French music dancing master, born in Bordeaux, France who was convicted in Donegal, Ireland for life, transported aboard the "Dorothy" on 5th May 1820, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bartow (post 1700) +

  • Rick Bartow (1946-2016), Native American artist of Wiyot and Yurok
  • Harry Bartow Hawes (1869-1947), American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928; Member of Missouri State House of Representatives from St. Louis City 3rd District, 1917-18 [4]
  • Bartow Sumter Weeks (1861-1922), American Democratic Party politician, Law partner of George Gordon Battle and H. Snowden Marshall; Candidate for New York State Senate 15th District, 1898; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1916-22 [5]

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