Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Bethe. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of West Prussia, which was nestled between Brandenburg and East Prussia on the Vistula River, provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Bethe family. West Prussia, is famous for its ancient cities, such as Danzig, which is renowned for its culture and fine displays of Renaissance art and architecture.
Early Origins of the Bethe family
West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as that of one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Bethe family
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Bethe Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bethe, Bethes, Betthe, Bathe, Bathes, Batthe, Beathe, Beatthe, Beth, Bethin and many more.
Early Notables of the Bethe family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bethe family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: August Beth, who came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1877.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bethe (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Bethe family
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