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Bartels is a German and Dutch patronymic surname. The given name Bartel generally is a derivative of Bartholomeus.[1] Notable people with the surname include:

Ghanaian family[edit]

Bartels was an important Afro-European family on the Gold Coast, founded by Cornelius Ludewich Bartels (d. 1804), Governor-General of the Dutch Gold Coast between 1798 and 1804, and his son Carel Hendrik Bartels (1792–1850). Members of this family include Kwamena Bartels (born 1947), Ghanaian interior minister, and Peggielene Bartels (born 1953), Ghanaian chief

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