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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.

Bastheime Early Origins



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.

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Bastheime Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bastheime Early History


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Bastheime Early History



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

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Bastheime Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bastheime Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bastheime 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



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..

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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    The Bastheime Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bastheime 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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