Boerner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Boerner emerged in Pomerania, a territory of Germany and a maritime province of Prussia. Pomerania is bounded on the south by Brandenburg, on the west by Mecklenburg, and on the east by Poland. During the 5th century, Pomerania was settled by Pommern, a Slavic tribe. Pommern, which means on the sea, became the name of this region during the reign of the Charlemagne.

Early Origins of the Boerner family

The surname Boerner was first found in Mecklenburg, where the name was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal society which would shape European history. The name 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 Boerner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boerner research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1590, 1194, 1568, 1683, 1753 and 1683 are included under the topic Early Boerner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boerner Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Barner, Baerner, Berner and others.

Early Notables of the Boerner family (pre 1700)

Prominent bearers of the name Boerner at this time were Christian Frederick Boerner (1683-1753), German professor of theology at Leipzig who once held the Codex Boernerianus, a manuscript of the New Testament...
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boerner Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Boerner migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boerner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Boerner, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • Henry Boerner, who arrived in St Clair County, Illinois in 1887 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Boerner (post 1700) +

  • Nicole Boerner (b. 1985), American model
  • Lawrence Hyer Boerner (1905-1969), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Boston Red Sox in 1932
  • Holger Boerner, German politician, Prime Minister of Hesse (1976-1987)
  • Jean David Boerner, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [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. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jean Boerner. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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