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Where did the English Berton family come from? What is the English Berton family crest and coat of arms? When did the Berton family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Berton family history?Berton is one of the names that was brought to England in the wave of migration following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Berton family lived in Yorkshire, where they held lands at Burton Agnes, Burton Constable and Burton Pidsea.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Berton family name include Burton, Birton, Byrton, Burtone and others.
First found in Yorkshire where they were descended conjecturally from Drogo de Beuvriere a kinsman of William the Conqueror who held lands at Burton Agnes, Burton Constable and a manor house or castle at Burton Pidsea.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berton research. Another 361 words(26 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1350, 1300, 1354, 1600, 1853, 1661, 1656, 1659, 1632, 1681, 1575, 1645, 1622, 1609, 1682 and 1748 are included under the topic Early Berton History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 125 words(9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Berton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 145 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Berton family to immigrate North America:
Berton Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Berton Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Lux vitae
Motto Translation: The Light is my guide.
The Berton Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berton 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.
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