The German state of Prussia
, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Bierer. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire
, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
, and East Prussia
. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia
provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Bierer family.
Early Origins of the Bierer family
The surname Bierer was first found in Prussia
, where the name Beeren was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society of early Europe. The family would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Bierer family
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Bierer Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Bierer include Beeren, Beerren, Beiren, Bieren, Bierren, Beerend, Beerends, Beerens, Beren, Beerer, Beerel, Beerele, Beerle, Beirer, Beirel, Beirele, Beirle, Bierer, Bierel, Bierele, Bierle, Bierrel and many more.
Early Notables of the Bierer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bierer family to the New World and Oceana
played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany
until after the Second World War. Prussia
was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany
or Europe, as well as to North America. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Bierer were Jacob Beeren who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765; Barend Beerends came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1803; Elisabeth Beren arrived in New York City in 1848.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bierer (post 1700)
- S. W. Bierer, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1930 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html