Anglo-Saxon name Bertee comes from the personal name Bartholemew, which was popular during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Bertee family
Devon, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Bertee family
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Bertee Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Bertee has appeared include Birt, Bertie, Birte, Burt, Bert, Birtie, Byrth, Birth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bertee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bertee family to Ireland
Some of the Bertee family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bertee family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bertee arrived in North America very early: 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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