The ancient name of Bartur finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who was a haggler, market trader or exchanger. The surname is derived from the Old French word barat,
which means commerce
and is a derivative of the verb barater,
which means to haggle.
The surname Bartur is also a nickname
type of surname for a quarrelsome person.
Early Origins of the Bartur family
The surname Bartur was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bartur family
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Bartur Spelling Variations
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 Bartur family name include Barter, Bartar, Bartor, Bartur and others.
Early Notables of the Bartur family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bartur family to Ireland
Some of the Bartur family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bartur family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bartur surname or a spelling variation of the name include : James Barter, who sailed to Virginia in 1655; William Barter to Virginia in 1774; and Barbara Barter to Philadelphia in 1804. In Canada G.E. Barter was recorded in Ontario in 1869.
The Bartur 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