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 Berstedde 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.
Early Origins of the Berstedde family
Early History of the Berstedde family
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Berstedde Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Berstett, Berstette, Berstete, Bersted, Berstedd, Berstedde, Berstedt, Berstatt, Berstatte, Berstate, Berstad, Berstadd, Berstadde and many more.
Early Notables of the Berstedde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berstedde family to the New World and Oceana
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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