Bertot
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.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Jeanne-Marie Guyon — Madame Guyon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Guyon. Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Mott …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jeanne Guyon — Madame Guyon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Guyon. Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Mott …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Mothe-Guyon — Madame Guyon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Guyon. Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Mott …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte — Madame Guyon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Guyon. Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Mott …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Madame Guyon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Guyon. Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Public library — The Toronto Reference Library, centerpiece of the Toronto Public Library system …   Wikipedia

  • Telecentre — A telecentre is a public place where people can access computers, the Internet, and other digital technologies that enable them to gather information, create, learn, and communicate with others while they develop essential digital skills. While… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint-Julien-du-Sault — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Julien et Sault. 48° 01′ 58″ N 3° 17′ 45 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Thomas Owen — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Owen. Thomas Owen Nom de naissance Gérald Bertot Autres noms Stéphane Rey Activités romancier Naissance 22 juill …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Deporte en Honduras — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda En Honduras se practican una variedad de deportes, pero es el fútbol el de mayor popularidad entre los hondureños. Además del fútbol en Honduras se practica el Atletismo, béisbol, baloncesto, karate, judo, natación,… …   Wikipedia Español

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”