Origins Available: English
The name Bertie was spawned by the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture that ruled a majority of Britain. It comes from the personal name Bartholemew,
which was popular during the Middle Ages.
Early Origins of the Bertie family
The surname Bertie was first found in Devon
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bertie family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertie 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 Bertie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bertie Spelling Variations
Bertie has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bertie have been found, including Birt, Bertie, Birte, Burt, Bert, Birtie, Byrth, Birth and many more.
Early Notables of the Bertie 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 Bertie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bertie family to Ireland
Some of the Bertie family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bertie family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Berties to arrive on North American shores:
Bertie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Elizabeth Bertie, who settled in America in 1752
- Elizabeth Bertie, who settled in New England in 1752
Bertie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- James L. Bertie, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1903
- John S Bertie, aged 41, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1906
- Atkinson Bertie, aged 21, who settled in America from England, in 1907
- George Bertie, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Montrose, Scotland, in 1909
- David Bertie, aged 24, who landed in America from Dundee, Scotland, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bertie (post 1700)
- Sir Thomas Bertie (1758-1825), Royal Navy admiral, born in Durham
- Andrew Willoughby Ninian Bertie (1929-2008), the 78th Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta
- Richard Henry Rupert Bertie (b. 1931), 14th earl of Lindsey, and 9th earl of Abingdon, English nobleman
- General Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven PC, English, Lord Lieutenant of Lincolshire and English army general
- Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey, British nobleman and a general