Anglo-Saxon surname Bertea came from the personal name Bartholemew, which was popular during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Bertea family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bertea family
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Bertea Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bertea family name include Birt, Bertie, Birte, Burt, Bert, Birtie, Byrth, Birth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bertea family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bertea family to Ireland
Some of the Bertea family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bertea family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bertea surname or a spelling variation of the name include: John Birt, who settled in Barbados in 1683; Roger Birth, who settled in Virginia in 1655; Elizabeth Bertie, who settled in New England in 1752; John Bert, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1764.
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