Origins Available: French
The surname Bernarde is derived from the French personal name
Bernard, making this surname a patronym
, or derived from the name of a parent or other ancestor. This type of surname belongs to the category of surnames, known as hereditary surnames
surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic
surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local
language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne
(742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy
. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin. In some cases the exact same name appears in many other European countries. The personal name Bernard is derived from the Germanic name Bernhard, which is composed of the Old German elements bern, which meant bear, and hard, which meant hard or strong. The personal name therefore meant "as strong as a bear."
Early Origins of the Bernarde family
The surname Bernarde was first found in Provence, where the family has held a family seat
since very early times.
Early History of the Bernarde family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernarde research.Another 427 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1300, 1651, 1668, 1739, 1813, 1845, and 1878 are included under the topic Early Bernarde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bernarde Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bernard, Bernerd, Bernat, Bernarde, Barnard, Bairnard, Burnard, Bernaurd and many more.
Early Notables of the Bernarde family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the names at this time was Jacques-Samuel Bernard (1615-1687), a French miniature painter and engraver; Samuel Bernard (1651-1739), a financier, loaned money to Louis XIV and Louis XV; Jacques Bernard... Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bernarde Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bernarde family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bernarde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Carl Jacob Bernarde, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1803 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)
The Bernarde Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Fortitudo and mansuetudo
Motto Translation: The strength and gentleness