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Bartholomew Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Bertilmew Bertelmy a borrowing of the Old French form of the Biblical personal name Bartholomew (from Latin Bartholomaeus; Hebrew ‘son of Talmai’ said to mean ‘having many furrows’ i.e. rich in land). This was an extremely popular personal name in Christian Europe with many vernacular derivatives. It derived its popularity from the apostle Saint Bartholomew (Matthew 10:3) who was among other things the patron saint of tanners vintners and butlers. As an Irish name it has been used as an Anglicized 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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Where is the Bartholomew family from?

You can see how Bartholomew families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bartholomew family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bartholomew families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 86 Bartholomew families living in New York. This was about 28% of all the recorded Bartholomew's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bartholomew families in 1840.
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What did your Bartholomew ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bartholomew. 16% of Bartholomew men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bartholomew women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bartholomew were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    16%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Clerk
    6%
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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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