The name Bertes is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the personal name Bartholemew,
which was popular during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Bertes family
The surname Bertes was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bertes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertes 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 Bertes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bertes Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bertes has undergone many spelling variations
, including Birt, Bertie, Birte, Burt, Bert, Birtie, Byrth, Birth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bertes 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 Bertes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bertes family to Ireland
Some of the Bertes family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bertes family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bertes were among those contributors: 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.