Bartholomew
This surname recorded in over two hundred spelling forms, from Bart, Barta, Bartomieu, Bertome, and Bartos to Berthelemot and Bartholin, is of Ancient Arabic origins, the name going back to the very beginings of history and the human race. It derives from the medieval male given name "Bartholomew", itself deriving from the Aramaic patronymic "bar-Talmay", meaning "son of Talmay". Talmay means "having many furrows", and therefore refers to someone who was rich in the sense of owning land. The Apostle Bartholomew, of whom Jesus said, "Behold an Israelite without guile", was believed to have been a landowner. The name was only used before the 12th century a.d. by the clergy or monks, an early recording being that of "Bartholomeus Canonicus" (Batholomew, the Canon), in the Danelaw Charters of London, England, in the year 1199. England was the first country in the world to adopt hereditary surnames as we know them today, and was also the first country to accurately record peoples names. Early examples of these recordings include Nicholas Bertelmev of the county of Sussex in the year1296, and Walter Berthelmeu in the city of London in 1334. Wernus Bartholomei was recorded in Hamburg, Germany, in the year 1274, whilst John Bate, one of the many short forms of the name, was recorded in the first muster of the inhabitants of Virgina colony, America,on February 7th 1624. The first recording of the family name is believed to be that of Robert Bartelmeu, which was dated 1273, in the rolls of the county of Huntingdonshire. This was during the reign of King Edward 1st of England, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Throughout the following centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Bartholomew — steht für: Bartholomew, eine Variante des Vornamens Bartholemew, siehe Bartholemew Bartholomew ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bob Bartholomew (* 1944), US amerikanischer Gewichtheber Dave Bartholomew (* 1920), US amerikanischer R B… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bartholomew — • Also called Bartholomaeus Parvus (the Little), born at Bologna, year not known; died 15 August, 1333 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Bartholomew     Bartholomew      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Bartholomew — masc. proper name, from O.Fr. Barthelemieu, from L. Bartholomæus, from Gk. Bartholomaios, from Aramaic bar Talmay, lit. son of Talmai, from the proper name Talmai, abounding in furrows. One of the 12 Apostles, his festival is Aug. 24. On this… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bartholomew — [bär thäl′ə myo͞o΄] n. [ME Bartelmeus < LL (Vulg.) Bartholomaeus < Gr Bartholomaios < Aram bar talmai, lit., son of Talmai] 1. a masculine name: dim. Bart; equiv. Fr. Bartholomé, It. Bartolomeo, Ger. Bartholomäus, Sp. Bartolomé 2. Bible… …   English World dictionary

  • Bartholomew — (spr. Bartholomju), 1) schiffbarer Fluß in den Vereinigten Staaten, entspringt in Arkansas u. fließt in südwestlicher Richtung nach Louisiana, wo er sich in den Washita ergießt; 2) Canton im südöstlichen Centralpunkte des Staates Indiana;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bartholomew — m English: of New Testament origin, the name of an apostle mentioned in all the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke) and in the Acts of the Apostles. It is an Aramaic formation meaning ‘son of Talmai’, and has been assumed by many scholars… …   First names dictionary

  • Bartholomew — Forme anglaise ou flamande du prénom Barthélémy (voir ce nom) …   Noms de famille

  • Bartholomew — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Patronyme Bartholomew est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Classement par ordre alphabétique du prénom Dave Bartholomew (1920 ), trompettiste …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bartholomew — /bahr thol euh myooh /, n. 1. one of the 12 apostles: sometimes called Nathanael. Mark 3:18. 2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning son of Talmai. * * * (as used in expressions) Bartholomew the Englishman Bartholomew Saint Bartholomew… …   Universalium

  • Bartholomew —    Son of Tolmai, one of the twelve apostles (Matt. 10:3; Acts 1:13); generally supposed to have been the same as Nathanael. In the synoptic gospels Philip and Bartholomew are always mentioned together, while Nathanael is never mentioned; in the… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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