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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  • BARTHELME (D.) — Donald BARTHELME 1931 1989 Donald Barthelme est né à Philadelphie en 1931 de parents catholiques et passa son enfance et sa jeunesse à Houston, où son père devint un architecte de renom. Pendant sa seconde année d’études de journalisme à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Barthelme — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Donald Barthelme (1931–1989), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Frederick Barthelme (* 1943), US amerikanischer Schriftsteller Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Barthelme —   [bɑː θelmɪ],    1) Donald, amerikanischer Schriftsteller, * Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) 7. 4. 1931, ✝ Houston (Texas) 23. 7. 1989, Bruder von 2); lebte ab 1962 in New York, gilt als einer der wichtigsten postmodernen Autoren. Er betont das… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Barthelme — noun United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931 1989) • Syn: ↑Donald Barthelme • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author * * * /bahr theuhl may , tl mee/, n. 1. Donald, 1931 89, U.S. short story writer and novelist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Barthelme — /bahr theuhl may , tl mee/, n. 1. Donald, 1931 89, U.S. short story writer and novelist. 2. his brother, Frederick, born 1943, U.S. short story writer and novelist. * * * …   Universalium

  • Barthelme — Bartholomäus …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • Barthelme, Donald — born April 7, 1931, Philadelphia, Pa., U.S. died July 23, 1989, Houston, Texas U.S. writer. Barthelme worked as a journalist, journal editor, and museum director before his fiction began to be published. He is known for modernist collages marked… …   Universalium

  • Barthelme, Frederick — ▪ American writer born Oct. 10, 1943, Houston, Texas, U.S.       American writer of short stories and novels featuring characters who are shaped by the impersonal suburban environments in which they live.       Brother of writer Donald Barthelme… …   Universalium

  • Barthelme,Donald — Bar·thel·me (bärʹthəl mē ), Donald. 1931 1989. American writer whose sometimes surrealistic stories of modern American life have been published in collections such as Unspeakable Practices, Unnatural Acts (1968). * * * …   Universalium

  • Barthelme, Donald — (7 abr. 1931, Filadelfia, Pa., EE.UU.–23 jul. 1989, Houston, Texas). Escritor estadounidense. Trabajó como periodista, editor de periódicos y director de museos, antes de comenzar a publicar sus creaciones literarias. Se distingue por sus… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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