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The name Berniť arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Berniť family lived in Norfolk and Kent, where they settled after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Berniť family originally came from Bernay in Calvados, Normandy, and it is to that location that their name refers.

Berniť Early Origins



The surname Berniť was first found in Norfolk and Kent, where they were settled after the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Berniť Spelling Variations


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Berniť Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Barney, Berney, Barny, Berny, Barnie, Bernie, Bernaye, Bairney, Bearnie, Bearny, Bernais, Berneys, Berneyes, Bearnay and many more.

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Berniť Early History


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Berniť Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berniť research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1558 are included under the topic Early Berniť History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berniť Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berniť Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berniť Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berniť In Ireland


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Berniť In Ireland



Some of the Berniť family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Berniť or a variant listed above were:

Berniť Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ann Bernie, aged 23, arrived in Virginia in 1635

Berniť Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Bernie, who arrived in America in 1808
  • Andres Bernie, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1816
  • George Bernie, who landed in America in 1855

Berniť Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Anton Bernie, who arrived in Arkansas in 1904

Berniť Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Sarah M. Bernie, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Flora"

Berniť Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Ebenezer Bernie landed in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand in 1840

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    3. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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    The Berniť Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berniť Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 October 2010 at 13:17.

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