Name: Bartholomew

Origin and Meaning of the Name Bartholomew

  • Meaning:
    Son of Talmai
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    (bar THOL o myu)
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    The Greek form of an Aramaic name belonging to a New Testament apostle.

    Batholomew Roberts was a famous Welsh pirate better known as "Black Bart". He was the most successful pirate of the Golden Age of Piracy, capturing far more ships than some of the best-known pirates of this era such as Blackbeard or Captain Kidd and was active between the years of 1719 and 1722.

    There are several saints named Bartholomew, although the apostle is most famous. he was killed by the King of Armenia for preaching the gospel to his brother. He is the patron saint of Armenia, cheesmakers, tanners and plasterers. His feast is observed on August 24th.

    Bartholomew is also the name of a county in Indiana and is often found used as a surname.

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