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Bertrant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The majestic country of France is the ancestral homeland to the prominent surname Bertrant. The surname Bertrant is derived from the personal name of an ancestor, making this a patronymic surname, which belongs to the larger category of hereditary surnames. Patronymic surnames arose out of the vernacular and religious given name traditions. The vernacular or regional naming tradition is the oldest and most pervasive type of patronymic surname. According to this custom, names were originally composed of vocabulary elements from the local language. Vernacular names that were derived from ancient Germanic personal names have cognates in most European languages. For example, the court of Charlemagne (742-814) was Christian and Latin-speaking, but the Frankish dialect of Old German was commonly used for personal names. Vernacular names were widespread throughout Normandy. Accordingly, many typical English and French names are in fact, originally of Germanic origin. In some cases the exact same name appears in many other European countries. The given name Bertrand is derived from the Old German name Berhthramn, which meant "bright raven." This was a popular name due to the raven's symbolic which means as "one who defeats his enemies."

Early Origins of the Bertrant family


The surname Bertrant was first found in Provence, where one of the first records of the name was William Bertrand (died 1094), known as William V or Bertrand I or II, count and margrave of Provence from 1051 to his death.

Early History of the Bertrant family


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Bertrant Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bertrand, Bertran, Bertrant, Bertranc, Bertrent, Bairtrand, Bairtran, Bhairtrand and many more.

Early Notables of the Bertrant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bertrant family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bertrant Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Madeleine Bertrant, aged 18, who arrived in America, in 1892
  • Jeannett Bertrant, aged 31, who arrived in America, in 1895

Bertrant Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Auguste Bertrant, aged 23, who arrived in America, in 1922
  • Auguste Bertrant, aged 25, who arrived in America, in 1922

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