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The ancient roots of the Berruth family are found in the German state of Bavaria. The Berruth surname, was a local name, for someone who lived in Bavaria. The family name Berruth can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was a region characterized by court intrigue and heroic battles over power and prestige. The Berruth family was involved in the ancient feuds between noble families, who competed for domination of the territory. In this era of rapidly changing political allegiances, the Berruth family aligned itself with many different noble families and their support was sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Berruth Early Origins



The surname Berruth was first found in Bavaria, where the name Beruff was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by several leaders in their quest to maximize their power.

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Berruth Spelling Variations


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Berruth 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 Berruth include Beruff, Berueff, Berueffe, Berufe, Beruffe, Beruth, Beruthe, Beruthe, Berrufe, Berruffe, Berruth, Berruthe, Baruff and many more.

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Berruth Early History


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Berruth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berruth research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1787 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Berruth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berruth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berruth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berruth 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



German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Berruth surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Charles Beruff, who arrived in America in 1849.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Berruth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berruth 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.

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