Bartlett

This interesting surname is a double diminutive form of "Bart, Bert", a pet form of Bartholomew, plus the diminutive suffixes "-el" and "-ot"; hence, "Bart-, Bert-el-ot". Bartholomew itself originates from a medieval English name which ultimately derives from the Aramaic patronymic "bar-Talmay", son of Talmay, a given name meaning "having many furrows", that is, rich in land. As a given name in Christian Europe, its popularity is due to the apostle St. Bartholomew, the patron saint of tanners, vintners and butlers. The surname itself first appears in records in the mid 12th Century (see below), while other early recordings include: Thomas Bartolot, in the Cambridgeshire Hundred Rolls (1273); Walter Bertelot, in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex (1296); Thomas Bartelot in the Feet of Fines of Cambridgeshire (1294); and Thomas Bartlot, in the Poll Tax Records of Yorkshire (1379). One Robert Bartlett was one of the early settlers in New England in June 1632. A Coat of Arms granted to a family so called in Devonshire depicts on a silver shield, two black bars between three black cinquefoils. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Godricus Bertelot, which was dated circa 1157, in "St. Benet of Holme, 1020 - 1240", Norfolk, during the reign of King Henry 11, known as "The Builder of Churches", 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Bartlett — Bart lett, n. (Bot.) A Bartlett pear, a favorite kind of pear, which originated in England about 1770, and was called {Williams Bonchr[ e]tien}. It was brought to America, and distributed by Mr. Enoch Bartlett, of Dorchester, Massachusetts. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bartlett, IL — U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 36706 Housing Units (2000): 12356 Land area (2000): 14.813648 sq. miles (38.367170 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.144188 sq. miles (0.373444 sq. km) Total area (2000): 14.957836 sq. miles (38.740614 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bartlett, KS — U.S. city in Kansas Population (2000): 124 Housing Units (2000): 47 Land area (2000): 0.130949 sq. miles (0.339157 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.130949 sq. miles (0.339157 sq. km) FIPS code:… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bartlett, NE — U.S. village in Nebraska Population (2000): 128 Housing Units (2000): 68 Land area (2000): 0.141666 sq. miles (0.366912 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.141666 sq. miles (0.366912 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bartlett, TN — U.S. city in Tennessee Population (2000): 40543 Housing Units (2000): 14021 Land area (2000): 19.083568 sq. miles (49.426211 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.006805 sq. miles (0.017625 sq. km) Total area (2000): 19.090373 sq. miles (49.443836 sq. km) …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bartlett, TX — U.S. city in Texas Population (2000): 1675 Housing Units (2000): 638 Land area (2000): 1.219694 sq. miles (3.158993 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.219694 sq. miles (3.158993 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Bartlett — Bartlett, 1) John Russell, amerikan. Ethnolog und Historiograph, geb. 23. Okt. 1805 in Providence (Rhode Island), gest. 28. Mai 1886, war Kaufmann, widmete sich aber seit 1849 dem Studium der Geschichte und Ethnologie. Mit A. Gallatin begründete… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bartlett — [bärt′lət] John 1820 1905; U.S. editor & publisher: compiler of a book of quotations …   English World dictionary

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