The ancient roots of the Bertill family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Bertill comes from when the family lived in either the settlement of Birtle
in the county of Lancashire
or the settlement of Birtles
in the county of Cheshire
. The names of these places are derived from the Old English word bridd,
meaning young bird or nestling, and indicates that the places were originally known as nesting grounds for birds.
Early Origins of the Bertill family
The surname Bertill was first found in Cheshire
at Birtles, a township, in the parish of Prestbury, union and hundred
of Macclesfield. "Birtles Hall and demesne belonged for many generations to the Birtles family." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Bertill family
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Bertill Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bertill has appeared include Birtles, Byrtles, Birchell, Birchells and others.
Early Notables of the Bertill family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bertill family to Ireland
Some of the Bertill family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 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 Bertill family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bertill arrived in North America very early: William Birchell who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1880.