The ancient roots of the Batzzentorff family are found in the German state of Bavaria
. Batzzentorff was a local
name, for someone who 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 Batzzentorff family
The surname Batzzentorff 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 Batzzentorff family
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Batzzentorff 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 Batzzentorff 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 Batzzentorff family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Batzzentorff 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 Batzzentorff surname or a spelling variation of the name include: settlers who traveled to and established themselves along the eastern seaboard of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.