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Early Origins of the Berteau family

The surname Berteau was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Bertha, Bercta or Adilberga (d. before 616) was the daughter of Haribert, King of the Franks, reigning in Paris and his wife Ingoberg. "The dates of her birth and her marriage are not known. married Æthelberht, king of Kent. Bertha's parents are said to have consented to her marriage on the condition that she and the bishop who should come over with her should be allowed the free exercise of the rites of Christianity. " [1]

Early History of the Berteau family

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Berteau Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Berthelot, Berthelo, Bertheloe, Berthelos, Berthelod, Bertelot, Bertelo, Berteloe, Bertelos, Bertelod, Berthelaut, Berthelau, Berthelaud, Bertelaud, Bertelau, Bertelaut, Berlot, Berlo, Bertlot, Bertlo, Berlod, Bertlod, Berthold, Bertholt, Bertold, Bertolt, Berthod, Berthaud, Berthot, Berthau, Berthaut, Berthault, Berthauld, Berthol and many more.

Early Notables of the Berteau family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Martin Berteau (1691-1771), a French cellist, cello teacher, and composer; and Jeanne Agnès Berthelot de Pléneuf, Marquise de Prie (1698-1727), French noblewoman during the reign of Louis XV. Charles Bertheau (1660-1732) was a French pastor in London, born at Montpelier, and educated partly in France...
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Berteau Ranking

In France, the name Berteau is the 4,406th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [2]

United States Berteau migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berteau Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Francis Berteau, who arrived in New York in 1676 [3]
  • Francois Berteau, who landed in New York in 1676 [3]
Berteau Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antonio Berteau, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Berteau (post 1700) +

  • Franck Berteau, French hair stylist, known for Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998), Coluche: l'histoire d'un mec (2008) and Female Agents (2008)
  • Gisel Berteau, French actress, known for Filles de fraudeurs (1962)

  1. Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. 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) on Facebook