Bert History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Bert family

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

Important Dates for the Bert family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bert research. Another 85 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Bert family (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, 2nd Earl of Lindsey; Richard Bertie (c.1517-1582), English landowner and religious evangelical; Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey (1583-1642), an English peer, soldier and courtier; Captain Richard Bertie...
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bert Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bert family to Ireland

Some of the Bert family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bert migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Willem Bert, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • John Bert, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764
  • Dedrick Bert, who landed in America in 1782 [1]
Bert Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cristobal Bert, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]

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
  • Dennis Bert Claridge (1941-2018), American NFL quarterback for the Green Bay Packers (1964-1965) and Atlanta Falcons (1966)
  • James Bert Sonnier (b. 1938), American retired trainer of thoroughbred racehorses; he had 1,531 career wins
  • Elroy Bert Coan III (b. 1940), former American football player
  • Allen Bert Christman, American cartoonist
  • Arthur Bert Kuehn (b. 1953), former American football Center
  • Maynard Bert Thiel (b. 1926), American retired professional baseball pitcher, manager and scout
  • Heri Bert Bartscht (b. 1919), German born sculptor/educator
  • J. Bert Mahoney, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 2008

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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