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Possible derivations for the Bartsch surname include the Middle High German word "bars," meaning "a perch;" thus the name may have been a nickname for someone thought to resemble a fish in some way, or a metonymic occupational name for a fish dealer or fisherman. Or, the name may come from the Low German word "barsch," meaning "harsh," or "rude." In this case, the name would have been a nickname, which became a surname.

Bartsch Early Origins



The surname Bartsch was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the complex national conflicts, as each group sought power and status in an ever-changing territorial profile.

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Bartsch Spelling Variations


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Bartsch Spelling Variations



In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Bartsch include Barsch, Barrse, Barsse, Bars, Barschall, Bertsch, Bertsche, Bertsh and many more.

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Bartsch Early History


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Bartsch Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bartsch research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1523, 1600, 1633, 1757 and 1821 are included under the topic Early Bartsch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bartsch Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bartsch Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bartsch Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bartsch or a variant listed above:

Bartsch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hubertus Bartsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • John Bartsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1731
  • George Bartsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Mr Bartsch, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Joh Jacob Bartsch, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bartsch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Bartsch, who arrived in America in 1839
  • Gottlieb Bartsch, aged 34, arrived in America in 1839
  • Anna Rosina Bartsch, aged 41, landed in America in 1839
  • Maria Bartsch accompanied by her four daughters, arrived in Texas in 1854
  • Maria Bartsch, who landed in Texas in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bartsch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Brigetta, Julia, Katherina, George and Johann Bartsch all of whom arrived in New York City in 1901
  • Brigetta Bartsch, aged 7, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Julia Bartsch, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Katherina Bartsch, aged 49, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • Susanne Bartsch, aged 15, arrived in New York, NY in 1901
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bartsch Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Adam Bartsch, aged 40, a farmer, arrived in South Australia in 1848 aboard the ship "Victoria"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bartsch (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bartsch (post 1700)



  • Paul Bartsch (1871-1960), American ( Silesia, Germany born) biologist and zoologist
  • Johann Adam Bernhard von Bartsch (1757-1821), Austrian scholar and artist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Bartsch Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bartsch Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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