Bermie History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Today's generation of the Bermie family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bermie family lived in Norfolk and Kent, where they settled after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Bermie family originally came from Bernay in Calvados, Normandy, and it is to that location that their name refers.
Early Origins of the Bermie family
The surname Bermie was first found in Norfolk and Kent, where they were settled after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Bermie family
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Bermie Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bermie include Barney, Berney, Barny, Berny, Barnie, Bernie, Bernaye, Bairney, Bearnie, Bearny, Bernais, Berneys, Berneyes, Bearnay and many more.
Early Notables of the Bermie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bermie family to Ireland
Some of the Bermie family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bermie family
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Bermies to arrive on North American shores: Jacob Barney who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1620; James Barney settled in Virginia in 1650; Phon Barney who settled in Virginia in 1650. Thomas Barney settled in St. John's Newfoundland 1821.