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The ancestral home of the Berle family is Bavaria. Berle is a local name for a person who lived in Bavaria, where the family possessed vast estates and resided in an elegant feudal manor. During the Middle Ages, the Berle family became a part of the landed aristocracy and wielded considerable prestige and influence in the region. The Berle family expanded into other parts of the German territories after the 16th century. Following the general pattern of great European migration, and specific interests in military, political and religious occupations, bearers of the name relocated and prospered in numerous different regions on the European continent. The family became a prominent contributor to the development of ancient Bavarian towns such as Rothenburg.

Berle Early Origins



The surname Berle was first found in Bavaria, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the towns such as Rothenburg from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.

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Berle Spelling Variations


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Berle Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Berle include Berl, Berle, Berler, Behrle, Behrli, Berlere and many more.

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Berle Early History


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Berle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berle research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berle 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:

Berle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Nicola Berle, who landed in Quebec in 1766

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berle (post 1700)



  • Marshall Berle, American nephew of Milton Berle, was manager of the Los Angeles rock bands Spirit, Van Halen, and Ratt
  • Milton Berle (1908-2002), American comedian and actor and the first major star of US television
  • Adolf Augustus Berle Jr., American lawyer and public official
  • Klaus Berle (b. 1962), German professional footballer

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Berle Family Crest Products


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Berle Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. 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).
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Berle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berle 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 27 February 2014 at 11:24.

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