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Berman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The history of the Berman family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in any of several places of this name in the counties of Middlesex and Kent having derived from the Old English words beorg, meaning hill, and ham, meaning homestead. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)


Early Origins of the Berman family


The surname Berman was first found in Kent, where Barham is a village and civil parish in the City of Canterbury. It was listed as Bioraham in 799 and later as Bercheham in the Domesday Book.[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
The first record of the surname was Warine de Berham, as holding lands in Kent in 1203.

Early History of the Berman family


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Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1535, 1390, 1391, 1634, 1621, 1595, 1667, 1625 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Berman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berman Spelling Variations


Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Barham, Bareham, Barrham, Braham, Bearham, Bereham and many more.

Early Notables of the Berman family (pre 1700)


Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard de Berham, Sheriff of Kent (1390-1391); Sir Edward Barkham (died 1634), an English merchant, Lord Mayor of London...
Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Berman family to the New World and Oceana


Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Berman name or one of its variants:

Berman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Berman, who arrived in Virginia in 1623 [3]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)

Berman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Berman, who landed in New York in 1709 [3]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)

Berman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • N Berman, aged 25, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826 [3]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)
  • Pincus Berman, who landed in Arkansas in 1867 [3]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)
  • Emanuel Berman, aged 36, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1868 [3]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)
  • Johann Berman, aged 20, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1879 [3]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)

Berman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Sam Edward Berman, who arrived in Alabama in 1913 [3]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)
  • Samuel Berman, who landed in Alabama in 1917 [3]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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Berman (post 1700)


  • Maxine L. Berman (1946-2018), American politician, Member of the Michigan House of Representatives between 1983 and 1996
  • Sheldon Leonard "Shelly" Berman (1926-2017), American comedian, writer, teacher, and actor; he won the first Grammy Award for a spoken comedy recording in 1959
  • Maurie Berman (1926-2015), American restaurateur, co-founder of the Superdawg drive-in hot dog stand with carhop service in Chicago, Illinois, listed in the book 1,000 Places to See Before You Die
  • Herbert Berman (1933-2014), American politician, Member of the New York City Council (1975-2001)
  • Marshall Berman (1940-2013), American philosopher and Marxist Humanist writer
  • Brigadier-General Morris Berman (1891-1945), American Commander of San Antonio Air Service (1943-1944) [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Morris Berman. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Berman/Morris/USA.html
  • Richard Keith Berman (b. 1945), American television producer perhaps most famous for his work as the executive producer of several Star Trek series and movies
  • Helen M. Berman (b. 1943), American Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University
  • Harold J. Berman (1918-2007), American Ames professor of Law at Harvard Law School and Emory University for more than sixty years
  • Lazar Naumovich Berman (1930-2005), Russian classical pianist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Berman


  • Genealogy of the Berman and Related Families by Julian Berman.

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Morris Berman. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Berman/Morris/USA.html


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