Berthold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Berthold family

The surname Berthold was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Bertha, Bercta or Adilberga (d. before 616) was the daughter of Haribert, King of the Franks, reigning in Paris and his wife Ingoberg. "The dates of her birth and her marriage are not known. married Æthelberht, king of Kent. Bertha's parents are said to have consented to her marriage on the condition that she and the bishop who should come over with her should be allowed the free exercise of the rites of Christianity. " [1]

Early History of the Berthold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berthold research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1750, 1691, 1771, 1698, 1727, 1660, 1732 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Berthold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berthold Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Berthelot, Berthelo, Bertheloe, Berthelos, Berthelod, Bertelot, Bertelo, Berteloe, Bertelos, Bertelod, Berthelaut, Berthelau, Berthelaud, Bertelaud, Bertelau, Bertelaut, Berlot, Berlo, Bertlot, Bertlo, Berlod, Bertlod, Berthold, Bertholt, Bertold, Bertolt, Berthod, Berthaud, Berthot, Berthau, Berthaut, Berthault, Berthauld, Berthol and many more.

Early Notables of the Berthold family (pre 1700)

Quelques membres notables appartenaient à cette famille. Parmi eux, on trouve Martin Berteau (1691-1771), a French cellist, cello teacher, and composer; and Jeanne Agnès Berthelot de Pléneuf, Marquise de Prie (1698-1727), French noblewoman during the reign of Louis XV. Charles Bertheau (1660-1732) was a French pastor in London, born at Montpelier, and educated partly in...
Another 53 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berthold Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Berthold migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berthold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gebhart Berthold, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1752 [2]
  • Johann Georg Berthold, who settled in America in 1781
  • Johann Georg Berthold, who arrived in America in 1781 [2]
Berthold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Genovefa Berthold, who arrived in Venezuela in 1842 [2]
  • Lieut Berthold, who landed in Texas in 1845 [2]
  • Daniel Berthold, who arrived in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [2]
  • Peter Berthold, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [2]
  • Jacob Berthold, aged 66, who landed in New York, NY in 1883 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Berthold (post 1700) +

  • Richard Berthold (b. 1946), American former professor of history at the University of New Mexico
  • Thomas Berthold (b. 1964), German former footballer and manager
  • Rudolph Berthold (1891-1920), German WWI flying ace of World War I credited with 44 aerial victories
  • David Berthold, Australian theatre director, current Artistic Director of Brisbane Festival
  • Avgust Berthold (1880-1919), Slovene photographer associated with the Impressionist movement
  • Arnold Adolph Berthold (1803-1861), German physiologist and zoologist, a pioneer in endocrinology
  • Henry Berthold Mann (1905-2000), American mathematician awarded the Cole Prize for Number Theory in 1946
  • Berthold Tours (1838-1897), British musician and musical editor, whose baptismal name was Bartolomeus was son of Bartolomeus Tours, organist of the church of St. Lawrence, Rotterdam
  • Berthold Laufer (1874-1934), German-born, American anthropologist and historical geographer
  • Berthold Weisz (b. 1845), Hungarian politician who represented the district of Nagyajta in the Hungarian Parliament of 1896, founder Danubius Dockyards in Budapest

Bismarck
  • Herbert Berthold (1920-1941), German Matrosenobergefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [3]


  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Bismarck & Tirpitz Class - Crew List Bismarck. (Retrieved 2018, February 06). Retrieved from https://www.bismarck-class.dk/bismarck/crew/bismarck_crew.html#crew_details


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