Bertha History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bertha family

The surname Bertha was first found in Forez, a former province of France, now part of the modern Loire département, the Haute-Loire and Puy-de-Dôme départements, where the family held a family seat since ancient times.

Bertha, Bercta or Adilberga (d. before 616) was the daughter of Haribert, King of the Franks, reigning in Paris and his wife Ingoberg. "The dates of her birth and her marriage are not known. married Æthelberht, king of Kent. Bertha's parents are said to have consented to her marriage on the condition that she and the bishop who should come over with her should be allowed the free exercise of the rites of Christianity. " [1]

Important Dates for the Bertha family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertha research. Another 68 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1750, 1691, 1771, 1698, 1727, 1660, 1732 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Bertha History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bertha Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Berthelot, Berthelo, Bertheloe, Berthelos, Berthelod, Bertelot, Bertelo, Berteloe, Bertelos, Bertelod, Berthelaut, Berthelau, Berthelaud, Bertelaud, Bertelau, Bertelaut, Berlot, Berlo, Bertlot, Bertlo, Berlod, Bertlod, Berthold, Bertholt, Bertold, Bertolt, Berthod, Berthaud, Berthot, Berthau, Berthaut, Berthault, Berthauld, Berthol and many more.

Early Notables of the Bertha family (pre 1700)

Quelques membres notables appartenaient à cette famille. Parmi eux, on trouve Martin Berteau (1691-1771), a French cellist, cello teacher, and composer; and Jeanne Agnès Berthelot de Pléneuf, Marquise de Prie (1698-1727), French noblewoman during the reign of Louis XV. Charles Bertheau (1660-1732) was a French pastor in London, born at Montpelier, and educated partly in...
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Migration of the Bertha family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: François Berthelot, aged 48, who settled in Louisiana in 1719; Thomas Bertholt settled in Philadelphia in 1750; Johann Georg Berthold settled in America in 1781.

Contemporary Notables of the name Bertha (post 1700)

  • Lady Alice Bertha Gomme (1853-1938), leading British folklorist
  • Bertha Benz (1849-1944), née Ringer, a German automotive pioneer, wife and business partner of Karl Benz; she was the first person to drive an automobile over a long distance in 1886 thereby ensuring worldwide attention and getting the company its first sales
  • Bertha Clark Hughes, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nebraska, 1932
  • Bertha Calloway (1925-2017), African-American community activist and historian
  • Bertha Kidd, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1948; Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 5th District, 1960
  • Bertha R. Palmer, American Republican politician, North Dakota superintendent of public instruction, 1927-32
  • Bertha Runkle (1879-1958), American novelist and playwright from Berkeley Heights, New Jersey; her first and best known novel "The Helmet of Navarre," was made into a Broadway play
  • Bertha Dertz, American politician, Socialist Workers Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [2]
  • Bertha Pollock Howes, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1956 [3]
  • Bertha Hermann, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1928 [4]

Citations

  1. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Bertha Dertz. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, August 11) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, May 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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