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