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The surname Bethllem 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.

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


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bethllem 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 Bethllem History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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During this period prominent bearers of the name Bethllem 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 Bethllem Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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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    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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