The German state of Bavaria
is the ancestral home of the Bastheime family. Bastheime is a local
name. Bastheime is a name for someone who lived in Bavaria
, where the Bastheime family were powerful and prestigious landholders. In the Middle Ages, when Bavaria
was an area characterized by feudalism
, knighthood, and heroic battles, the Bastheime 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 Bastheime family
The surname Bastheime 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 Bastheime family
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Bastheime 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 Bastheime include Bastheim, Basteheim, Bastheime, Basttheim, Basstheim and many more.
Early Notables of the Bastheime family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bastheime family to the New World and Oceana
European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant
farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bastheimes to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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..