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The German states are the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Berentz. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Berentz emerged throughout the German territories.

Berentz Early Origins



The surname Berentz was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name Berens emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Berentz Spelling Variations


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Berentz Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Berens, Berrens, Berenz, Berrenz, Berentz, Berrentz, Barens, Barrens, Barenz, Barrenz, Barentz, Barrentz, Baerens, Baerrens, Baerenz, Baerrenz, Barentz, Baerrentz, Berans, Berrans, Beranz, Berranz, Berantz, Berrantz, Berents, Barents, Barants, Baerents, Berrents, Barrents, Baerrents, Barentsz and many more.

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Berentz Early History


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Berentz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berentz research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1597, 1594, 1658 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Berentz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berentz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berentz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the time with the name Berentz included Willem Barents (d. 1597), Dutch navigator. In 1594, Barents set sail in search of a north-east passage to eastern Asia, but was forced to abandon the effort after reaching Novaya Zemlya. The following year...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berentz 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:

Berentz Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Berentz, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1768

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. 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).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    5. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    6. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    11. ...

    The Berentz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berentz 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 2013 at 10:54.

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