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The ancestral home of the Basstheime family is Bavaria. Basstheime is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where the Basstheime family were powerful and prestigious landholders. In the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was an area characterized by feudalism, knighthood, and heroic battles, the Basstheime family owned territories and enjoyed the splendors of the feudal courts. Moreover, they played an instrumental role in the development of Bavarian political and economic affairs.

Basstheime Early Origins



The surname Basstheime was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times.

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Basstheime Spelling Variations


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Basstheime Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Basstheime include Bastheim, Basteheim, Bastheime, Basttheim, Basstheim and many more.

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Basstheime Early History


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Basstheime Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Basstheime research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1212, 1226, 1816 and 1774 are included under the topic Early Basstheime History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Basstheime Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Basstheime Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Basstheime 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 Basstheime or a variant listed above: settlers who for a variety of reasons decided to travel to the New World and landed on the eastern coast of the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries..

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Basstheime Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Basstheime 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.

    This page was last modified on 27 March 2014 at 11:56.

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