The name Bernatt was first used by the descendants of the Boernician
people of the Scottish-English border region. It is a name for a person with brown
or dark brown. Burnete
was a high grade woolen cloth usually of dark-brown color.
Early Origins of the Bernatt family
The surname Bernatt was first found in Berwickshire
an ancient county of Scotland
, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland
where they were recorded as a family of great antiquity. The family seat
was at Faringdon, where they held a manor and estates. One of the earliest records found was of Robert Burnett in 1128 but this reference may also refer to a Roger de Burnard who witnessed a charter in the same year at Kelso. In fact, one reference claims that the spelling of Bernard was used until 1409 when Robert Burnett made the change. Later, an Alexander Burnard or Burnett went north with King Robert I and acquired lands in the forest of Drum. He was also granted the barony of Tulliboyll in Kincardine. The Clan
were hereditary foresters to the King of Scotland
. Roger Burnard, Alexander's successor, had four sons, Goufrid, Ralph, Walter, and Richard. The Burnetts of Barns who gave name to Burnetland in the parish of Broughton, claim descent from Robertus de Burneville, during the reign of David I.
Early History of the Bernatt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernatt research.Another 212 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1208, 1296, 1596, 1323, 1951, 1615, 1684, 1663, 1664, 1664, 1669, 1674, 1679, 1664, 1669, 1674, 1679, 1679, 1684, 1643, 1715, 1635, 1715, 1688, 1729, 1720, 1728, 1728, 1643, 1715, 1656, 1714 and are included under the topic Early Bernatt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bernatt Spelling Variations
In the many years before the invention of the printing press and the first dictionaries, names and other words were spelled according to sound, often differently with each person who wrote them. Spelling variations
of Bernatt include Brunette, Burnnet, Burnette, Burnatt, Brunete, Bernett, Burnete, Burnet, Bunett, Bunnet, Bunnett, Bunet, Burnett and many more.
Early Notables of the Bernatt family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Alexander Burnet (1615-1684), a Scottish clergyman, Bishop of Aberdeen (1663-1664), Archbishop of Glasgow (1664-1669) and (1674-1679), Chancellor of the University of Glasgow (1664-1669), (1674-1679) and Chancellor of the University of St Andrews (1679-1684); Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), a Scottish theologian and historian... Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bernatt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bernatt family to Ireland
Some of the Bernatt family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 64 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bernatt family to the New World and Oceana
In many cases, the ancestors of many of these Boernician-Scottish people are just now learning of their Scottish heritage. Since the trip was so arduous, and many were fleeing from poverty itself, settlers brought little with them and often had nothing of their personal history to hand down to their children. Clan
societies and highland games have helped to correct this problem in the 20th century. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Bernatts to arrive on North American shores: Jo and Nicholas Burnett who settled in Virginia in 1635; John Burnett who arrived in Barbados in 1685; the Burnetts who settled in Maryland; Captain Burnet and his wife who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1768.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bernatt (post 1700)
- Bernatt Sweet, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 15th District, 1902 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
The Bernatt Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virescit vulnere virtus
Motto Translation: Courage grows stronger at the wound.
Bernatt Family Crest Products
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html