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Bethlem Early Origins



The surname Bethlem was first found in Austria, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and becoming noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

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Bethlem Spelling Variations


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Bethlem Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bethlem, Bethlemm, Betthlem, Bethllem, Bethelem, Bethlam, Betthlam, Bethllam and many more.

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Bethlem Early History


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Bethlem Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bethlem research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1810, 1814, 1840, 1639, 1679, 1678, 1679, 1580, 1629, 1874 and 1901 are included under the topic Early Bethlem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bethlem Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bethlem Early Notables (pre 1700)



During this period prominent bearers of the name Bethlem were Farkas Bethlen de Bethlen (1639-1679), Hungarian noble in the Principality of Transylvania, Chancellor of Transylvania from 1678 to 1679; and Gabriel Bethlen (1580-1629), a prince of Transylvania, who was the most famous representative of the Iktari branch. He was born at...

Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bethlem 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: members of the family who settled in North America during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bethlem Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bethlem 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 10 January 2013 at 12:20.

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