Bertram Family History

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Bertram Name Meaning

German, English, Scottish, French, and Danish: from the Germanic personal name Bertram, composed of the elements berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ + hrabn ‘raven’. The raven was the bird of Odin, king of the gods, in Germanic mythology. The personal name was common in France throughout the Middle Ages, where its popularity was increased by the fame of the troubadour Bertrand de Born (?1140–?1214). The spelling Bertrand is French, coined by folk etymology under the influence of the present participle ending -and, -ant. The name was taken to England by the Normans in the forms Bertran(d), Bertram, and Bartram.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Beltram, Beltrami, Beltran, Berry, Berta, Bertran, Bartram, Berteau

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Bertram Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bertram name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bertram. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bertram Family Origin

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Bertram Family Occupations

What did your Bertram ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bertram family was Dressmaker. The most common Bertram occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Bertram's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bertram.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Dressmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bertram ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bertram Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Bertram. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bertram census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Bertram. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 18,000 military records available for the last name Bertram. For the veterans among your Bertram ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bertram Life Expectancy

What is the average Bertram lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bertram life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1961. The average life expectancy for Bertram in 1946 was 26, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bertram ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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