Berchtold History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Berchtold family

The surname Berchtold was first found in Tyrol, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would become prominent throughout European history. The name would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.

Early History of the Berchtold family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berchtold research. Another 170 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1564, 1587, 1603, 1606, 1628, 1641, and 1673 are included under the topic Early Berchtold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berchtold Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Berchtold, Berchthold, Berchtolde, Bercktold, Berckthold, Bercktolde, Berktold, Berkthold, Berktolde, Berkhold and many more.

Early Notables of the Berchtold family (pre 1700)

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United States Berchtold migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berchtold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Jacob Berchtold, age 44, who settled in America in 1709, with his wife and four children
Berchtold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John C Berchtold, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1864 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Berchtold (post 1700) +

  • Leopold count von Berchtold (1863-1942), Austro-Hungarian politician, foreign minister, and one of the richest men in Austria-Hungary
  • Friedrich von Berchtold (1863-1876), Moravian botanist and physician

Bismarck
  • Alois Berchtold (1920-1941), German Matrosengefreiter who served aboard the German Battleship Bismarck during World War II when it was sunk heading to France; he died in the sinking [2]


  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. ^ 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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