Berton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Berton family

The surname Berton was first found in the city of Ferrara, where Giacomo Bertazzi was assistant to Pope Sergio II in 845.

Important Dates for the Berton family

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Berton Spelling Variations

In comparison with other European surnames, Italian surnames have a surprising number of forms. They reflect the regional variations and the many dialects of the Italian language, each with its own distinctive features. For example, in Northern Italy the typical Italian surname suffix is "i", whereas in Southern Italy it is "o". Additionally, spelling changes frequently occurred because medieval scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded rather than according to any specific spelling rules. The spelling variations in the name Berton include Berti, Berto, Bert, Berta, De Berti, De Berto, Di Berto, Bertelli, Bertello, Bertella, Bertini, Bertino, Bertinetti, Bertinetto, Bertucci, Berteri, Bertieri, Bertera and many more.

Early Notables of the Berton family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the family was Francesco Bertazzi, who was head of the Venetian Republic in the year 1007; Enrico Bertoli in Mazzara, elected Cardinal by Pope Pasquale II in 1110; the Bertone family of Chieri owned vast lands and belonged to the most ancient and most prestigious nobility; Bellincione Berti, born in 1220 in Florence, was talked about twice by Dante in the Paradiso as being a noble citizen; Simone di Bartolomeo Berti was a Florentine monk in 1450; Giacomo Bertacchi was mayor of Sassuolo in 1602; another Giacomo Bertacchini was mayor of Savignano in 1690; Jacopo Bertoia, also...
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Berton migration to the United States

A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Berton:

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
  • Father Giuseppe Berton (1932-2013), Italian missionary of the Xaverian Brothers
  • Annibale Berton (1936-2004), Italian sprint canoer at the 1960 Summer Olympics
  • 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
  • George Frederick Street Berton (1808-1840), Canadian lawyer from Burton Parish in Sunbury County, New Brunswick
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  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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