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Where did the German Buhrman family come from? What is the German Buhrman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buhrman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buhrman family history?

The German surname Buhrman is generally thought to be derived from the word "bier" and "mann, " which translates to "beer-man." Thus the original bearer of the name was likely a tavern owner, a brewer, or someone whose occupation involved beer.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Bier, Bierman, Biermann, Behrman, Behrmann and others.

First found in the region of the Rhineland-Palatinate, where the ancestors of bearers of the Buhrman surname were an integral part of the local communities, and contributed to the development of the Feudal System that became the backbone of early European society. Records of this surname in Germany date back as far as the thirteenth century. In the year 1290, there were two men bearing this name: Rudolf, and Wernher genannt (called) die Biermenlin in the town of Esslingen. There is also a record of a Werner der Bierman, whose name appeared in a document in Wurttemburg in 1349.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buhrman research. Another 96 words(7 lines of text) covering the year 1349 is included under the topic Early Buhrman History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Buhrman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Bierman, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1710; George Bier, who came to Philadelphia in 1752; as did Anna Sophia Bierman, in 1787. Another Georg Bier arrived in North America in 1781.

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The Buhrman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buhrman 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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