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Where did the German Barninger family come from? What is the German Barninger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Barninger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Barninger family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Barninger lie in the province of Westphalia. The name is of two different possible origins; firstly, it is derived from "Berninghausen," the name of a town in Westphalia. Alternatively, it may indicate "son of Berning," a diminutive of "Bern," which is itself derived from the Old High German "bero," meaning "bear."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Berning, Berninghausen, Berninger, Beringhausen, Behrning, Behrninger, Barning, Barninger and many more.
First found in Westphalia, where the name is thought to have first emerged. It was a common practice of the time to refer to a new resident of a city by the name of his hometown; thus, it is likely that the progenitor of the name was a native of the town of Berninghausen who had settled somewhere else. The young Barninger family was instrumental in the development of medieval Westphalian society, and played a significant role in the history of the region.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Barninger research. Another 122 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1574, 1668, and 1843 are included under the topic Early Barninger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 29 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Barninger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Henrich Berninger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1764; Jost Berninger, a Hessian mercenary who settled in America after fighting in the Revolutionary War.
The Barninger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Barninger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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