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.
Early Origins of the Berentz family
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.
Early History of the Berentz family
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.
Berentz 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.
Early Notables of the Berentz family (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.
Migration of the Berentz family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)