I haven't seen reference to the Bartles of Hull, Yorkshire - my own connection. Some research indicates the origin of this branch of the family may have started in Whitgift, Lincolnshire in the 1700's. There was a sudden appearance of the name in records there, at the time the area was being drained, in the Dutch style. Some Dutchmen came over to work on this and we wonder if a Bartle (Bartel) was was a transplant from Holland - even though the name is not common there.There are still some Bartles in Scunthorpe, not far from Whitgift. Separately, I know of branches of the family in Herfordshire and the name occurs in the Yorkshire Dales, where there is a custom in one village of "burning old Bartle" which may be associated with St. Bartholemew. Most of the Bartles I have turned up in history were non-conformists (Wesleyan).I'd be interested to hear comments.