Berberich History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Berberich has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally derived from a baptismal name meaning son of Barbara. In some instances, the name may have also been a nickname for someone, such as a Moor or Berber, who appeared to be of North African heritage. In such a case the name is a reference to the Barbary Coast of North Africa.

Early Origins of the Berberich family

The surname Berberich was first found in Leicestershire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Berberich family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berberich research. Another 192 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1500, 1609, 1674 and 1715 are included under the topic Early Berberich History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berberich Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Berberich include Barberry, Barbary, Barbery, Barberrie, Baberie, Berberry and many more.

Early Notables of the Berberich family (pre 1700)

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Berberich migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Berberich Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johan Philip Berberich, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
Berberich Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Herman Berberich, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]
  • Julius Berberich, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876 [1]

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Citations

  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)
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