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Origin and popularity of the name BARTHOLOMEW


Bartholomew : 1: 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.2: As an Irish name it has been used as an Anglicized form of Mac Pharthaláin (see McFarlane).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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