Bertin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland of the distinguished surname Bertin. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in France were the patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin.They derive from the language of the Visigoths, who controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. This surname is derived from the ancient Germanic given name Bertram, which is composed of the elements berht, which means bright, and hrabn, which means raven.

Early Origins of the Bertin family

The surname Bertin was first found in Lorraine, where the family has been traced from ancient times.

Early History of the Bertin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertin research. Another 203 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1734, 1735, 1766, 1771, 1772, 1799, 1801, 1804, 1815, 1818, 1820, 1827, 1841, and 1842 are included under the topic Early Bertin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bertin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bertin, Bertine, Bertain, Bertaine, Bairtin, Bairtine, Bairtain, Bairtaine, Beretin, Beretine, Beretain, Beretaine, Bertind, Bertinde, Bertaind, Bertainde, Bertins, Bairtins, Beretins, Bertinds, de Bertin, du Bertin, Berton and many more.

Early Notables of the Bertin family (pre 1700)

Notable in the family name was Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon (c. 1541-1615), a French soldier, called the man without fear and, by Henry IV; Claude Bertin...
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bertin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Bertin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bertin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gerhard Berter Bertin, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Marie Bertin, who landed in Louisiana in 1718 [1]
  • Elie Bertin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
  • Francois Bertin, aged 26, who landed in Louisiana in 1719 [1]
Bertin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pierre Bertin, aged 20, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1839 [1]

Canada Bertin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bertin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Bernard Bertin left Languedoc and settled in Québec in 1670
Bertin Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • François Bertin left Ile-de-France and settled in Quebec in 1741
  • Joseph Bertin, who settled in Poitou, Nova Scotia in 1760

Contemporary Notables of the name Bertin (post 1700) +

  • Nicolas Bertin, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Pierre Bertin (1891-1984), French actor
  • Annie Bertin, French actress
  • Jacques Bertin (b. 1946), French journalist, singer and songwriter
  • Théodore-Pierre Bertin (1751-1819), French academic, best known for introducing a system of shorthand writing for French
  • Claude Bertin (d. 1705), French sculptor
  • Louis François Bertin (1766-1841), French journalist


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Nicolas Bertin. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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