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The surname Betthlam 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 Betthlam 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 Betthlam 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 Betthlam 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 Betthlam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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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    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    8. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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