Bertl History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bertl is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a 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 Bertl family

The surname Bertl 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." [1]

Important Dates for the Bertl family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bertl research. Another 56 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 160 and 1602 are included under the topic Early Bertl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bertl Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bertl family name include Birtles, Byrtles, Birchell, Birchells and others.

Early Notables of the Bertl family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bertl family to Ireland

Some of the Bertl family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bertl family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bertl surname or a spelling variation of the name include : William Birchell who arrived in Philadelphia, Pa. in 1880.

Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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