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The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Bertain. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin.They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. This surname is derived from the ancient Germanic given name Bertram, which is composed of the elements berht, which means bright, and hrabn, which means raven.

Bertain Early Origins



The surname Bertain was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been traced from ancient times.

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Bertain Spelling Variations


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Bertain Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bertin, Bertine, Bertain, Bertaine, Bairtin, Bairtine, Bairtain, Bairtaine, Beretin, Beretine, Beretain, Beretaine, Bertind, Bertinde, Bertaind, Bertainde, Bertins, Bairtins, Beretins, Bertinds, de Bertin, du Bertin, Berton and many more.

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Bertain Early History


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Bertain Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertain research. Another 405 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1734, 1735, 1766, 1771, 1772, 1799, 1801, 1804, 1815, 1818, 1820, 1827, 1841, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Bertain History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bertain Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bertain Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable in the family name was Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon ( c. 1541-1615), a French soldier, called the man without fear and, by Henry IV; Claude Bertin...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bertain 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 were:

Bertain Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Pierre Bertain, who landed in New York in 1705
  • Pierre Bertain settled in New York State in 1715

Bertain Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jean Bertain, who arrived in Quebec in 1665

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    5. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. de la Porte, A. Tresor Heraldique. Paris: F. Casterman, 1864. Print.
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    The Bertain Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bertain 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 2 May 2016 at 08:42.

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