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
Lorraine, where the family has been traced from ancient times.
Early History of the Bertain family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bertain family (pre 1700)
(c. 1541-1615), a French soldier, called the man without fear and, by Henry IV; Claude Bertin...
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Migration of the Bertain family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bertain Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bertain Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
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