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The ancient roots of the Bastheim family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Bastheim surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria, where the Bastheim family were powerful and prestigious landholders. In the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was an area characterized by feudalism, knighthood, and heroic battles, the Bastheim 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.

Bastheim Early Origins



The surname Bastheim 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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Bastheim Spelling Variations


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Bastheim Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bastheim include Bastheim, Basteheim, Bastheime, Basttheim, Basstheim and many more.

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Bastheim Early History


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Bastheim Early History



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

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Bastheim Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bastheim Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bastheim 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Bastheim surname or a spelling variation of the name include: 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. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    3. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    10. 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).
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    The Bastheim Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bastheim 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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