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Berents Early Origins



The surname Berents was first found in Saxony, where the family became noted for its numerous branches within the region. Many houses acquired a status and influence which rivaled that of the landed aristocracy. Some branches were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they distinguished themselves through their contributions to the social, political, and economic developments of their regions. The most ancient branches can be traced back to Pomerania and the regions on the North and Baltic Seas, from where they moved south into the Mark region and Saxony. "Berndes" was the original form of the name, and ancient chronicles of the city Greifswald first mention one "Henrik Berndes" in the year 1387.

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Berents Spelling Variations


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Berents Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Behrent, Behrente, Behrentes, Behren, Behrens, Berent, Berend, Berends, Berents, Behrend and many more.

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Berents Early History


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Berents Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berents research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1792 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Berents History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berents Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berents Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berents Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berents Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gijsje Berents who arrived in New York in 1640
  • Gijsje Berents, who landed in New York in 1640

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    2. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    7. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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    The Berents Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berents Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 October 2014 at 14:46.

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