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The surname Berstete 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 Berstete 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.

Berstete Early Origins



The surname Berstete 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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Berstete Spelling Variations


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Berstete 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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Berstete Early History


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Berstete Early History



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

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Berstete Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berstete Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berstete 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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    4. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    5. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    6. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Berstete Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berstete 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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