Bertelsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bertelsen family

The surname Bertelsen 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.

Important Dates for the Bertelsen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertelsen 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 Bertelsen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bertelsen 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 Bertelsen family (pre 1700)

During this period prominent bearers of the name Bertelsen 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...
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Bertelsen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bertelsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • N L Bertelsen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bertelsen (post 1700)

  • Jim Bertelsen, American halfback for the University of Texas at Austin from 1969-1971
  • Trond Erik Bertelsen (b. 1984), Norwegian footballer
  • Ola Bertelsen (1864-1946), Norwegian jurist and politician for the Liberal Left Party
  • Karen Bertelsen, Canadian Gemini Award nominated television personality, known for hosting HGTV's Handyman Superstar Challenge, Designer Superstar Challenge and Slice Network's Superstar Hair Challenge
  • Jens Jørn Haahr Bertelsen (b. 1952), Danish former association football player
  • Albert Bertelsen (b. 1921), Danish autodidact painter and graphic artist


  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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