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Bernardin Early Origins



The surname Bernardin was first found in Westmorland, where they had been granted lands by King William for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Sir Theophilus, a Norman knight, who assisted William the Conqueror in the conquest of England was succeeded by his son, Sir Dorbard, who took the surname Bernard. Sir Dorbard's descendants settled at Acornbank in the county of Westmorland, but stayed in good favor with the royalty. It is believed they were descended from Bernardine monks of Furness Abbey. Barnard Castle in Durham dates back to 1093 when "Guido Balliol, a Norman nobleman, who had accompanied the Conqueror to England, and was ancestor of the kings of Scotland, his eldest son Bernard, about 1178, built a castle here, and, by a grant of privileges, encouraged the erection of houses near it, thus laying the foundation of the present town, to which he imparted his own name." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
In 1172 King Henry II took Robert Fitz Bernard with him to Ireland, in the invasion of Ireland, and entrusted to his care the counties of Wexford and Waterford.

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Bernardin Spelling Variations


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Bernardin Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bernard, Barnard, Bernyrd, Barnerd, Barnart, Barnert, Barnarde and many more.

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Bernardin Early History


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Bernardin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernardin research. Another 543 words (39 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1702, 1738, 1903, 1545, 1601, 1666, 1640, 1630, 1679, 1654, 1660, 1800 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Bernardin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bernardin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bernardin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 48 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bernardin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bernardin In Ireland


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Bernardin In Ireland



Some of the Bernardin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 83 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 or some of its variants were: Abell Barnard, who traveled to Virginia in 1685; Daniel, who came to Maryland in 1732; Catherine, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1819; Benjamin in New York in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bernardin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bernardin (post 1700)



  • Al Bernardin (1928-2009), American restaurateur and businessman who invented the McDonald's Quarter Pounder
  • Joseph Louis Bernardin (1928-1996), American Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Giorgio Bernardin (1928-2011), Italian professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
  3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Bernardin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bernardin 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 25 November 2015 at 10:00.

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