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BERTRAM Family History

This interesting surname of some antiquity derives from the Old Germanic personal name Bertram, a compound of the elements "berht", bright or famous, plus "hrabn", raven. The raven was the bird of Odin, King of the gods, in Germanic mythology. The given name was popular in France throughout the Middle Ages where the forms Bertran(d) Bartram and Bertran developed. It was introduced into England by the Normans and "Bertrannus" (without surname) appears in the Domesday Book of 1086. The surname was also recorded at this time, (see below).

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