Origins of surname
This name is derived from the personal name of the same spelling, or perhaps originally 'Bertran', and is made up of the Germanic berht = 'brilliant' and hramn = 'crow'. Quite why this combination should have become popular as a personal name, as it remains in France today, is uncertain.
The name is found in Grouville baptism records from 1585 onwards into the 17th century, and then died out. It reappeared, presumably from fresh immigrants from France, in St Ouen, St Martin and St Saviour in the late 19th century
- Bertram - a variant from the north of France, found in Jersey but as an entirely separate family
- Bertrand baptisms in Jersey
- Bertrand marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Bertrand marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Bertrand burials in Jersey
Great War service
- John Frank Bertrand (St Mt), living Gsy, Gunner RGA, probably Jean Francois Bertrand (1882- ) son of Arsene Pierre and Justine (or Augustine Sauve)
This will created by a member of the Bertrand family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Bertrand : Dorothy Frances Mary , widow of Robert Charles Elder Viney, of Flat 5, Priestlands, Mont Millais, St Helier - 08/Mar/1973 , 08/Mar/1973 , D/Y/B1/187/22
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