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The Bert family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from the personal name Bartholemew, which was popular during the Middle Ages.

Bert Early Origins



The surname Bert was first found in Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bert Spelling Variations


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Bert Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bert include Birt, Bertie, Birte, Burt, Bert, Birtie, Byrth, Birth and many more.

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Bert Early History


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Bert Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bert research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1845, 1804, 1881, 1640, 1711, 1678, 1730, 1517, 1582, 1583, 1642, 1635, 1686, 1685, 1686, 1641, 1701, 1634, 1701, 1665, 1679, 1685, 1689, 1660, 1723, 1675 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Bert History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bert Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bert Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include William Radcliffe Birt (1804-1881), an English amateur astronomer; Captain Charles Bertie (c.1640-1711), British diplomat, the fifth son of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, Secretary to the Treasury; Charles Bertie (c.1678-1730), British politician, the son of Charles Bertie and grandson of Montagu Bertie...

Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bert In Ireland


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Bert In Ireland



Some of the Bert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bert were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Bert Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Bert, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Willem Bert, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • John Bert, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764
  • Dedrick Bert, who landed in America in 1782

Bert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cristobal Bert, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bert (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bert (post 1700)



  • Eddie Bert (1922-2012), born Edward Joseph Bertolatus, an American bebop jazz trombonist
  • Paul Bert (1833-1886), French physiologist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Bert Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bert 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 January 2014 at 11:04.

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