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The surname Bernecker is thought to be derived from the Germanic personal name Bernhard, composed of the elements "bern," which means "bear" and "hard," which means "hardy," "brave," or "strong."

Bernecker Early Origins



The surname Bernecker was first found in Westphalia, where the family Berneck came from humble beginnings, but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society.

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Bernecker Spelling Variations


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Bernecker Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bernecker include Berneck, Bernecker, Bernech, Berneche, Bernneck, Bernecker, Bernach, Bernache, Bernnache, Bernack, Bernacker, Berneger, Bernicke and many more.

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Bernecker Early History


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Bernecker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bernecker research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the year 1352 is included under the topic Early Bernecker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bernecker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bernecker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bernecker 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



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North Ameri ca. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:

Bernecker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bernecker, who settled in Philadelphia in 1853
  • Gotthold Bernecker, who settled in America in 1854
  • J. Bernecker, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1856
  • Gottold Bernecker, who landed in America in 1859

Bernecker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marie Bernecker, aged 53, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Karoly Bernecker, aged 17, who landed in America from Trauman, in 1906
  • Rheinhard Bernecker, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Emma Bernecker, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Ensingen, Germany, in 1922
  • Jessie Bernecker, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bernecker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bernecker (post 1700)



  • Walther Ludwig Bernecker, German historian and educator specializing in late American and Spanish history
  • Sven Bernecker, German Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    7. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bernecker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bernecker 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 17 July 2015 at 15:28.

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