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The Bernath family name comes from a place name that was first used among the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Bernath name comes from someone having lived in the old barony of Binney, in the parish of Uphall, in the county of West Lothian.

Bernath Early Origins



The surname Bernath was first found in the West Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Bernath Spelling Variations


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Bernath Spelling Variations



Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Bernath has appeared Binney, Binning, Binnie, Benning, Bennyng, Bynnie, Bynny, Bynnyng, Byning, Bynning and many more.

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Bernath Early History


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Bernath Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernath research. Another 293 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1243 and 1411 are included under the topic Early Bernath History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bernath Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bernath Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bernath 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



The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Bernath family came to North America quite early:

Bernath Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jean Bernath, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • Moses Bernath, aged 22, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • Blumlein Bernath, who arrived in New York, NY in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bernath (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bernath (post 1700)



  • Antonia Bernath (b. 1984), British-born, American actress and singer

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Motto


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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: Virtute doloque
Motto Translation: By valour and craft.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    3. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    4. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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    The Bernath Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bernath 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 12 May 2014 at 15:49.

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