Berton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The German surname Berton is derived from the personal name Bartholomew.

Early Origins of the Berton family

The surname Berton was first found in the Rhineland, where this family was a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the name Barton became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.

Important Dates for the Berton family

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Berton Spelling Variations

One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Berton include Barton, Bartton, Bartonn, Bartonne, Barttonne, Baerton, Baertton, Baertonn, Baertonne, Baerttonne, Berton, Bertton, Bertonn, Bertonne and many more.

Early Notables of the Berton family (pre 1700)

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Berton migration to the United States

Hundreds of thousands of Europeans, including many Rhinelanders, made the voyage to North America between the 17th and 20th centuries. It was an escape from religious persecution and poverty and also an opportunity for people to start over and own their own land. Most landed at Ellis Island, off New York before moving on to the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, and California. Some also landed in Canada and settled in Ontario, while others headed west to the prairie provinces. A study of passenger and immigration lists has shown a number of people bearing the name of Berton, or one of its variants, reaching North America shores very early:

Berton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Berton, who arrived in Virginia in 1646
  • William Berton, who arrived in Virginia in 1646 [1]
  • Gameliel Berton, who landed in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1658 [1]
Berton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Charles Berton, who landed in Arkansas in 1887 [1]
  • Charles Berton, who arrived in Arkansas in 1887

Berton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Jacques Berton left Saintonge and settled in Québec in 1717
  • Mr. Peter Berton U.E. born in Long Island, New York, USA who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Berton (post 1700)

  • Vic Berton (1896-1951), American jazz drummer with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Sean Berton (b. 1979), former American NFL football tight end who played from 2003 to 2005
  • Stefania Berton (b. 1990), Italian pair skater
  • Liliane Berton (b. 1924), French soprano
  • Pierre Montan Berton (1727-1780), French composer and conductor, father of Henri-Montan Berton
  • Henri-Montan Berton (1767-1844), French composer, teacher, and writer
  • Henri Berton, French archer at the 1908 Summer Olympics
  • Father Giuseppe Berton (1932-2013), Italian missionary of the Xaverian Brothers
  • George Frederick Street Berton (1808-1840), Canadian lawyer from Burton Parish in Sunbury County, New Brunswick
  • Annibale Berton (1936-2004), Italian sprint canoer at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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