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The Bitlemayr surname first began to be used in the German state of Bavaria, some time after the 12th century, when hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules, and names that were derived from locations became particularly common. The family name Bitlemayr is a local surname. Originally denoting the proprietorship of an estate or influence within a village, the German preposition von, which means from or of, used with local names, was taken as a mark of aristocracy. The surname Bitlemayr was given to someone who lived in Bavaria. During medieval times, the Bitlemayr family was extraordinarily prominent in this region and it contributed to the development of ancient Germanic traditions and customs, such as military initiation, legality, and chivalry. In the Middle Ages, many succeeding branches of the Bitlemayr family obtained lands in distant regions in the German Empire or in foreign countries. The Bitlemayr family was extremely involved in Bavarian local affairs and consequently, it acquired a distinguished reputation.

Bitlemayr Early Origins



The surname Bitlemayr was first found in Bavaria, where the name Bittlmayr made an important early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The Bittlmayr family became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play significant roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

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Bitlemayr Spelling Variations


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Bitlemayr Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bitlemayr include Bittlmayr, Bittlemayer, Bitlemayr, Bitlemayer, Bittlmeyer, Bittlmair, Bittlmeier, Biddlmayr, Biddlmayer, Biddlemayer, Biddlemeyer, Biddlmair, Biddlmeier and many more.

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Bitlemayr Early History


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Bitlemayr Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bitlemayr research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bitlemayr History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bitlemayr Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bitlemayr Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: settlers who established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    2. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    3. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
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    The Bitlemayr Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bitlemayr 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 26 March 2014 at 14:14.

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