Bartholomew Family History

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Bartholomew Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name, Latin Bart(h)olomaeus, from the Aramaic patronymic bar-Talmay ‘son of Talmay’, meaning ‘having many furrows’, i.e. rich in land. This was an extremely popular personal name in Christian Europe, with innumerable vernacular derivatives. It derived its popularity from the apostle St. Bartholomew (Matthew 10:3), the patron saint of tanners, vintners, and butlers. As an Irish name, it has been used as an Americanized form of Mac Pharthaláin (see McFarlane).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bartholow, Bartholomay, Barthlow, Bartolomeo, Bartolome, Bartlow

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Bartholomew Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bartholomew name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bartholomew. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Bartholomew Family Origin

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Bartholomew Family Occupations

What did your Bartholomew ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bartholomew occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Bartholomew's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bartholomew. A less common occupation for the Bartholomew family was Carpenter.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Carpenter


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Bartholomew Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 123,000 census records available for the last name Bartholomew. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bartholomew census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bartholomew. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 20,000 military records available for the last name Bartholomew. For the veterans among your Bartholomew ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bartholomew Life Expectancy

What is the average Bartholomew lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bartholomew life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bartholomew in 1943 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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