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Where did the German Berland family come from? What is the German Berland family crest and coat of arms? When did the Berland family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Berland family history?The German surname Berland is derived from "Brill," the name of a town located in East Friesland. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name Berland was a native of the town of Brill who had settled in another region.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Brill, Brille, Brile, Bril, Bryll, Brylle, Bryle, Prill, Prille and many more.
First found in East Friesland, where it emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. The earliest known bearer of the name was Joh. Priel, who was recorded as living in Ehingen in 1514.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berland research. Another 231 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1721, 1759, 1778, 1842, 1846, 1853, and 1855 are included under the topic Early Berland History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 43 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berland Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Brill and his wife Anna Margaretha, who emigrated from the Palatinate to New York in 1710 with their children Theobald and Anna Eva, Martin Prill, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1727.
The Berland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berland Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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