is the ancestral home of the Batzentorf family. The Batzentorf surname evolved as a local
name for a family that lived in Batzendorff, Bavaria
. The family name is derived from the Old German word batz
, meaning mound
. Batz was used as a colloquialism referring to a mound of gold
, and eventually was used to refer the coins of gold of which the pile was made, and as a nickname
for a rich person. Dorff, the second component of the name, means village.
Early Origins of the Batzentorf family
The surname Batzentorf was first found in Bavaria
, where this name made an important early contribution to the feudal
society of early Europe. The name Batzendorff became prominent in local
affairs and branched into many houses, where the family continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, as each group sought to increase its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.
Early History of the Batzentorf family
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Batzentorf 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 Batzentorf include Batzendorff, Battzendorff, Batzendorf, Batzzendorf, Batzenndorf, Batzentorf, Batzentorff, Battzentorf, Battzentorff, Batzendorp, Battzendorp, Batzendorff, Battzendorff, Batzzendorff, Batzzendorp, Batzzentorf, Batzzentorff, Batzenndorff, Batzenndorp and many more.
Early Notables of the Batzentorf family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batzentorf family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Batzentorf or a variant listed above: settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.