Berthelau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Berthelau family
The surname Berthelau 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. " 
Early History of the Berthelau family
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Berthelau 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 Berthelau 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 Berthelau 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.
- Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print