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Berndt Early Origins



The surname Berndt was first found in Berne, Switzerland, where the family is considered to have made a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. Founded by Duke Berthold V of Zaehringen (in the Black Forest) in 1191, Berne became a Free City in 1218. Against the invading armies of Rudolph of Habsburg, Berne successfully defended itself and joined the Swiss Confederation in 1353. Berne retains its mediaeval character to this day, and has been the capital of Switzerland since 1848. The majority of its inhabitants speak German and are Protestants, a religious heritage left over from the time of the Reformation. The name comes from the German "Baeren" (bears) and a bear still appears on the city's coat of arms. Other branches bearing this name stemmed from the town Berna in Lusatia. The first individual bearers of this name to be mentioned in ancient chronicles include Bernerus miles de Wil, who was born in Zuerich in 1259.

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Berndt Spelling Variations


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Berndt Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bern, Berne, Bernn, Bernne, Berns, Bernes, Bernert, Baern, Boern and many more.

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Berndt Early History


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Berndt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berndt research. Another 459 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1371, 1400, 1590, 1636, 1683, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Berndt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berndt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berndt Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berndt 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berndt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Gottlieb Berndt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1749
  • Jacob Berndt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • Jacob, Berndt Jr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1767

Berndt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Engel Dorothea Berndt, aged 40, landed in America in 1843
  • Ulrike Juliana Berndt, aged 28, arrived in America in 1843
  • Miss Berndt, who arrived in America in 1845
  • Franz Berndt, who landed in America in 1853
  • Frederick John Berndt, who arrived in New York, NY in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berndt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Karl Berndt, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1902
  • Maria Berndt, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1902
  • Samuel Berndt, aged 2, landed in New York, NY in 1902

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berndt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berndt (post 1700)



  • Douglas Brian "Doug" Berndt (1949-1995), American figure skater
  • Walter Berndt (1899-1979), American cartoonist
  • John Berndt (b. 1967), American musician and organizer
  • Bruce Carl Berndt (b. 1939), American mathematician awarded the Steele Prize for Mathematical Exposition in 1996
  • Axel Berndt, German sprint canoer
  • Helmut Berndt, West Germaan luger
  • Marianne Berndt (b. 1978), Chilean female shot putter and discus thrower
  • Catherine H. Berndt (1918-1994), Australian anthropologist
  • Ronald Murray Berndt (1916-1990), Australian anthropologist

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
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    The Berndt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berndt 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 6 June 2015 at 01:42.

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