The ancestral home of the Bittlmayr family was in the German state of Bavaria
. Bittlmayr is a local
name for a person who lived in Bavaria. During medieval times, the Bittlmayr 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 Bittlmayr family obtained lands in distant regions in the German Empire or in foreign countries. The Bittlmayr family was extremely involved in Bavarian local affairs and consequently, it acquired a distinguished reputation.
Early Origins of the Bittlmayr family
The surname Bittlmayr 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.
Early History of the Bittlmayr family
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Bittlmayr Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Bittlmayr include Bittlmayr, Bittlemayer, Bitlemayr, Bitlemayer, Bittlmeyer, Bittlmair, Bittlmeier, Biddlmayr, Biddlmayer, Biddlemayer, Biddlemeyer, Biddlmair, Biddlmeier and many more.
Early Notables of the Bittlmayr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bittlmayr family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bittlmayr or a variant listed above: settlers who established themselves along the eastern coast of the United States and in Canada during the 18th and 19th centuries.