name Bertee comes from the personal name Bartholemew,
which was popular during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Bertee family
The surname Bertee was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bertee family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertee research.Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1845, 1804, 1881, 1640, 1711, 1678, 1730, 1517, 1582, 1583, 1642, 1635, 1686, 1685, 1686, 1641, 1701, 1634, 1701, 1665, 1679, 1685, 1689, 1660, 1723, 1675 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Bertee History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bertee Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The 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)
Notables of the family at this time include William Radcliffe Birt (1804-1881), an English amateur astronomer; Captain Charles Bertie (c.1640-1711), British diplomat, the fifth son of Montagu Bertie, 2nd Earl of Lindsey, Secretary to the Treasury; Charles Bertie (c.1678-1730), British politician, the son of Charles Bertie and grandson of Montagu Bertie... Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bertee Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bertee family to Ireland
Some of the Bertee family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.