Berget History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Berget is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Berget family once lived in Cheshire, where they held a family seat near Birkenhead at the estuary of the River Birket. It is from the name of the river that their name is derived.

Early Origins of the Berget family

The surname Berget was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Berget family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berget research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1666, 1746, 1650, 1703, 1700, 1838 and 1908 are included under the topic Early Berget History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berget Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Berget family name include Birket, Birkett, Bircket, Burkett, Birckett, Burket, Burkert and many more.

Early Notables of the Berget family (pre 1700)

Another 50 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berget Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ireland Migration of the Berget family to Ireland

Some of the Berget family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Berget migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Berget surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Berget Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Knute D Berget, who landed in Minnesota in 1861 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Berget (post 1700) +

  • Grete Anni Berget (1954-2017), Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of Children and Families (1991–1996)


  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)


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