Bertrame History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished family surname Bertrame originated in the lands which eventually became the German state of Prussia. This state was known for its majestic landscape, its rapid industrial growth, its military power, and for its contributions to European culture. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Bertrame family emerged in Brandenburg- Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Early Origins of the Bertrame family

The surname Bertrame was first found in Prussia, where the name Bertram made a great early contribution to the feudal society of early Europe. The name Bertram became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses where family members continued to play important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts which resulted as each group sought to maximize its power and status in an ever changing territorial profile.

Important Dates for the Bertrame family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertrame research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1686, 1687, 1716, 1739, 1789, 1792, 1823, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Bertrame History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bertrame 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 Bertrame include Bertram, Berttram, Bertramm, Bertrame, Bertramme, Berttramm, Berttrame, Bartram, Baertram, Barttram, Baerttram, Bartramm, Baertramm, Bartrame, Baertrame, Bartramme, Baertramme, Barttramm, Baerttramm, Barttrame and many more.

Early Notables of the Bertrame family (pre 1700)

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bertrame Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bertrame family

Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: John Bartram arrived in Massachusetts in 1654; Jacob Bertram arrived in New York, New York in 1710; William Bartram arrived in North Carolina in 1740.

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