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.
Early Origins of the Basstheime family
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.
Early History of the Basstheime family
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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.
Early Notables of the Basstheime family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Basstheime family to the New World and Oceana
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..