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The surname Bersdett is a local name and it is derived from an already existing place name near or in which the original bearer lived or held land. This name is thus a habitation type of name, rather than a topographical name, in which case it would be derived from a nearby physical feature, such as a forest, or stream, or hill. The name Bersdett is derived from the Barony of Berstett, located near Strasbourg, slightly east of Berlin. Many German family names were derived from the names of small villages, royal or noble households, and even large religious dwellings and monasteries.

Bersdett Early Origins



The surname Bersdett was first found in Baden, where the family emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. It is believed that this family was a branch of the ancient Dynasty von Lichtenberg. From the 13th century onwards, the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Bersdett Spelling Variations


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Bersdett Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Berstett, Berstette, Berstete, Bersted, Berstedd, Berstedde, Berstedt, Berstatt, Berst atte, Berstate, Berstad, Berstadd, Berstadde and many more.

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Bersdett Early History


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Bersdett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bersdett research. Another 235 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1260 and 1773 are included under the topic Early Bersdett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bersdett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bersdett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bersdett 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 or some of its variants were: Hans Berstad, who settled in South Dakota; Helena Dorthea Berstad, who came to South Dakota; and Iver Johannesen Berstad, who settled in Quebec in 1848..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    6. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
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    The Bersdett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bersdett 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 26 February 2014 at 15:55.

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