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Hannah Mary (Kaiser) Bartholomew

Hannah Batholomew

Origin: English

Spelling variations include: Bartholomew, Bartholemewe, Bartholemew and many more.

First found in Berwickshire, in Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Meaning of Name: Bartholomew

Bartholomew: From the Hebrew Bartolomai, which, according to some, means "son of Ptolemy," but it translates rather "son of Tolmai." Danish, Bartholomaeus; Dutch, Bartholomeus; French, Barthelemi; German, Bartholomaus; Italian, Bartolommeo; Latin, Bartholomaeus; Portuguese, Bartholomeu; Russian, Varfolomei; Spanish, Bartolome; Swedish, Bartholomaus

Bartholomew was a widespread personal name in medieval England, of Semitic origin, meaning "son of the twin" (an Assyrian talisman=twins). The Feast of St. Bartholomew was celebrated in northern England. Bartholomew Fair was held in Kincardine of Neal, and was held on St. Bartholomew's Day (August 24th).

The name Bartholomew, Bartholomay, Bartholomae, or Batholomey is of English descent (but possibly relates back to the Normans). There is also a German and Italian form of the name

There was a William Bartholomew, in 1342, that was rewarded a share of land, for his helping in the capture of Edinburgh Castle, in Scotland. And a second payment was given to him in 1343.


Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Mary Bartholomew who settled in Virginia in 1634; William settled in Virginia in 1794.






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