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Where did the German Buren family come from? What is the German Buren family crest and coat of arms? When did the Buren family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Buren family history?The name Buren is derived from the Middle Higher German word "bur," which meant "cottage" or "dwelling place."
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Buren include Buren, Burren, Buerren, Buerrin, Bueren, Beuren, Burenn, Burend, Burent, Beurin, Bueren and many more.
First found in Westphalia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Buren became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Buren research. Another 133 words(10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Buren History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Buren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:
Buren Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Buren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Buren 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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