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Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bartrop family name include Balthorp, Barthrop, Barthorpe, Baretorp, Berthrop, Balthroppe, Barthrope, Bartrap and many more.
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bartrop surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Bartrop Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Herbert Bartrop, aged 21, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
Frederic Bartrop, aged 22, originally from Australia, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Massachusetts" from London, England
William Bartrop, aged 19, originally from London, arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Etruria" from Liverpool & Queenstown 
Bartrop Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
James William Bartrop, aged 22, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England
Adelaide Bartrop, aged 49, originally from London, England, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England