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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

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Name Distribution of Bertram Families

  • Number of Bertram families
     58 - 113
     20 - 57
     1 - 19
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bertram families
     75 - 147
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Bertram families
     100 - 197
     34 - 99
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bertram Family Origin

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Bertram Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bertram

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Bertram Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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