The surname Bortfeld was first found in the duchy of Brunswick, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation. They possessed their family seat as early as 1169 in the district of Wolfenbuettel.
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