Description: From my father's side: Originating in Ingolstadt, Germany, emigrating to Philadelphia Sept. 1753, to Lancaster then Dauphin County, moving via my great grandpa to Lehigh County around 1914. I'm the last of my great grandfather's line with the name, though there are plenty who carry the blood. The paternal line of our branch is: Caspar (father of the immigrant), Bartholomaus (Barthel), Balthasar, Balthasar, Daniel, Gilbert, Daniel, Gilbert, Gilbert. "A collection of upwards of thirty thousand names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and other immigrants in Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776" by Rupp, I. Daniel (Israel Daniel), 1803-1878, offers definitions for these names: KASPAR, Kasper, Casper, Jasper, Gasper, French; a royal treasurer; first Lord of the treasury F. Pichler. Probably derived from the old German cassa, casse, kasse, a money-box or treasury, and per, peran, bear an, byren, to bear, to possess and use as power, to exercise; to act in any character. BARTHOLOMEWS, Bartholomew, a valiant son F. Pichler ; a son who stays the water Heubner. It may be derived from the Hebrew, Chaldaic and Syriac bar, son, and Greek, tolma, boldness, courage, from the root; or the verb talao, to have boldness: undertake, hazzard, dare, support, sustain ; or from the Hebrew tal, bear, support. This name occurs abbreviated, as Bardel, Bartel, Barthe, Bard. BALTHASAR, Balthas, Baltzer, Baldis, counselor of war; Germanice, Kriegsrath F. Pichler. It may be derived from the Gothic baltka, daring, bold, audacious; Anglo-Saxon, beald, bald, bold. lornandes, in defining this word, gives its Latin synonymn thus, baltka, audax, as audax vlribus, der auf seine Starke pochet. DANIEL, judgment of God, a righteous judge: God is my judge Heubner; Hebrew, dan, judge, and Chaldaic, el, God.FILBERT, Fillibcrt, Wilbertus, Philibert, Gilbert, most renowned, most illustrious F. Pichler.