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About the study
The registered variants of the name are Persinger, Barshinger, Bertschiker, Bertschicker.
Persinger and Barshinger have been used in the United States from a Bertschinger emmigrant which arrived in Philadelphia in 1735. In the US, there are many different ways of spelling the name (deviants).
Bertschiker / Bertschicker was used in the Swiss Fischenthal branch.
Historical occurrences of the name
The first genealogical evidence was provided at around 1280 in the little farmer village of Schwamendingen (North of Zurich) and separately in the rural and mountaineous Fischenthal valley in the Canton of Zurich (around 1350).
The name also developed separately in Southern Germany (Black Forest, Aldingen) around 1500.
From these three origins we have historically recorded more than 2,000 Bertschinger / Bertschiker / Barshinger / Persinger families in our genealogy.
Distribution of the name
The data collections are in the form of genealogical family trees for the following branches:
Bertschinger of Schwamendingen and City of Zurich etc. (about 200 families)
Bertschinger of Zumikon etc. about 500 families
Bertschinger of Fischenthal etc. about 400 families
Bertschinger of Lenzburg etc. about 500 families