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.
Early Origins of the Bernath family
West Lothian, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Bernath family
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Bernath Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Bernath family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bernath family to the New World and Oceana
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
Contemporary Notables of the name Bernath (post 1700)
The Bernath 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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