Beringer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The prestigious family surname Beringer originated in the territory that eventually became the German state of Prussia. In the 19th century, this state was virtually unrivalled militarily, and its rapid industrial growth made it a contender for economic superiority in Europe as well. However, in the medieval era, Prussia was fragmented and inhabited by numerous barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. The borders of the barbarian kingdoms, which were established after the fall of the Roman Empire, changed repeatedly. The region that came to be known as Prussia was roughly divided between the territories of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia and East Prussia. The Beringer family emerged in Brandenburg- Prussia, which is essentially the birthplace of modern Germany. By the 19th century, Brandenburg-Prussia had incorporated East Prussia, West Prussia and many other German territories. Moreover, in the late 19th century, it led the German states in the unification of Germany.

Early Origins of the Beringer family

The surname Beringer was first found in Prussia, where the name Beringer became noted for its many branches within the region, where each house acquired a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Early History of the Beringer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beringer research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1707 and 1806 are included under the topic Early Beringer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beringer Spelling Variations

In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Beringer include Beringer, Berringer, Beringher, Beringger, Berenger, Berengher, Berengger, Baringer, Baeringer, Barringer, Baerringer, Baringher, Baeringher, Baringger, Baeringger, Barenger, Baerenger, Barengher, Baerengher, Barengger and many more.

Early Notables of the Beringer family (pre 1700)

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United States Beringer migration to the United States +

Since medieval times, the state of Prussia has played an important part in the history of Germany. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beringer or a variant listed above:

Beringer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Beringer who arrived in New York City in 1710
  • Conrad Beringer, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [1]
  • Elias Beringer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738 [1]
  • Elias Beringer, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • John Paul Beringer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Beringer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Beringer, along with his wife Menken, who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1846
  • F. Beringer who arrived in San Francisco in 1851
  • F Beringer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Georg Beringer, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Anton Beringer who arrived in Allegheny County in 1866
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Beringer (post 1700) +

  • Carroll James "C. B." Beringer (1928-2011), American professional baseball player and coach
  • Jacob Beringer, American co-founder of Beringer Vineyards, a large winery in St. Helena, California in 1876, now "the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley"
  • Hans Karl-Friedrich Beringer (b. 1948), German choral and orchestral conductor of the Windsbacher Knabenchor (1978-2011)
  • Gabriel Beringer (d. 1817), Dutch-born, English artist, born in Rotterdam about 1729, and was descended from one of the Huguenots who had settled in Holland [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 14 June. 2019


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