Bertels History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bertels family

The surname Bertels was first found in Austria, where the name Bertele emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

Early History of the Bertels family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertels research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1605, 1624, 1649, 1654, 1662, 1669, and 1773 are included under the topic Early Bertels History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bertels Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bertele, Bertel, Bertell, Bertelle, Berteles, Bertelles, Berttele, Berttel, Berttelle, Bertally, Bertalli, Bertali, Bartele, Baertele, Bartel, Baertel, Bartell, Baertell, Bartelle, Baertelle, Barteles, Baerteles, Bartelles, Baertelles, Barttele, Baerttele, Barttel, Baerttel, Barttelle, Baerttelle and many more.

Early Notables of the Bertels family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Bertels were Antonio Barteli (1605-1669), Austrian composer/violinist. In 1662, he worked for Archduke Carl Joseph before moving, in 1624, to Vienna and the imperial court where he became Kapellmeister in...
Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bertels Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bertels migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bertels Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • H. C. Bertels who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • H C Bertels, aged 30, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Bernd Heinr Bertels, who arrived in America in 1847 [1]
  • John B Bertels, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1859 [1]
  • John B. Bertels, who arrived in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1859

Contemporary Notables of the name Bertels (post 1700) +

  • Jef Bertels (b. 1961), Belgian artist


The Bertels Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Praemium laboris
Motto Translation: Rewards through labour.


  1. ^ 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)


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