Bertain History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Bertain family

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

Important Dates for the Bertain family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertain research. Another 203 words (14 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Bertain family (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...
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Bertain migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • Pierre Bertain, who arrived in New York in 1715 [1]
  • Pierre Bertain, Jr. who landed in New York in 1715 [1]

Bertain migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bertain Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Jean Bertain, French settler travelling to Canada for work arriving on 3rd April 1665 [2]

Citations

  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)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
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