Bernau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bernau family

The surname Bernau was first found in Wuerttemburg, where the name Barthenauer became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. Over time, the family became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility.

Early History of the Bernau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernau research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1160, 1410, and 1435 are included under the topic Early Bernau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bernau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barthenauer, Barthnauer, Bartnauer, Barthenaur, Barthnaur, Bartenauer, Berthenauer, Berthnauer, Bertnauer, Berthenaur, Berthnaur, Bertenauer, Baerthenauer, Baernauer, Baerthenaur, Baerthnaur, Baertenauer and many more.

Early Notables of the Bernau family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Bernau during this period were Walter von Barethenau, prominent 12th century land owner; as well as Agnes Bernauer (c.1410-1435), who was the commoner wife...
Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bernau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bernau migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bernau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matthias Siegfried Heinr Erns Bernau, who settled in New York in 1849
  • Matthias Siegfried Heinr Ernst Bernau, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Friedrich Bernau, who settled in New York, NY in 1851
  • Johann Bernau, who arrived in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1851
  • Anna Bernau, who settled in New York, NY in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bernau (post 1700) +

  • Simon John Bernau, Mathematics educator, Head of the Mathematics Department at the Missouri State University, Missouri


  1. ^ 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)


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