The prestigious surname Bergerat comes from the beautiful and majestic country of France. Bergerat is a topographic surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames
. Topographical surnames were given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local
names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. As a general rule, the greater the distance between an individual and their homeland, the larger the territory they were named after. For example, a person who only moved to another parish would be known by the name of their original village, while people who migrated to a different country were often known by the name of a region or country from which they came. All of these name types belong to a larger category of surnames, known as hereditary surnames. The name Bergerat is derived from the Old German word berg, which indicated someone who lived beside a hill or mountain.
Early Origins of the Bergerat family
The surname Bergerat was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family was anciently seated.
Early History of the Bergerat family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bergerat research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1655, 1741, 1820, and 1839 are included under the topic Early Bergerat History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bergerat Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Berger, Bergey, Bergez, Bergier, Bergeret, Bergerot, Bergereau, Bergeron, Bergerron, Bergerone, Bergeronne, Bergeronneau, Bergerat, Bergerie, Bergère, Bergière, Bergiron, Bergirone, Bergironne, le Berger, le Bergeron, de Bergeron, Leberger and many more.
Early Notables of the Bergerat family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family at this time was Pierre Bergeron, a renowned historian and geographer in the late 1500's; Jean-Louis Bergeret (1641-1694), Advocate General to the Metz... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bergerat Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bergerat family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: André Bergeron, who settled in Quebec from Charente-Maritime in 1666; Jacques Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Guyenne in 1676; Francois Bergeron, who arrived in Quebec from Poitou in 1676.