Baer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Baer family

The surname Baer was first found in Lower Saxony, where the name Bar was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Baer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Baer research. Another 111 words (8 lines of text) covering the year 1701 is included under the topic Early Baer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Baer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bar, Barr, Barre, Bars, Barres, Ber, Baer, Berr, Baerr, Berre, Baerre, Bers, Baers, Berres and many more.

Early Notables of the Baer family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Baer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Baer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Baer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Fred Baer, aged 10, who landed in New York in 1710 [1]
  • John Jacob Baer, aged 4, who arrived in New York in 1710 [1]
  • Jacob Baer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1727 [1]
  • Wans Jacob Baer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1730 [1]
  • Rudolf Baer, who landed in America in 1739 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Baer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • IT Baer, aged 6, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Friedrich Baer, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1850 [1]
  • W Baer, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [1]
  • Lorance Baer, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1852 [1]
  • Daniel Baer, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Baer Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Adam Baer, aged 23, who landed in America from Langendren, Germany, in 1908
  • Adolphe Baer, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States, in 1919

Contemporary Notables of the name Baer (post 1700) +

  • Werner Baer (1931-2016), American economist at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • Brigadier-General Joseph Augustus Baer (1878-1958), American Chief of Staff, 2nd Service Command (1942-1944) [2]
  • Max Baer Jr. (b. 1937), American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director perhaps best known as "Jethro" on the TV sitcom The Beverly Hillbillies
  • William Jacob Baer (1860-1941), American painter, responsible for the revival of interest in miniature painting
  • Harold Baer Jr. (b. 1933), American Federal District Judge in the Southern District of New York
  • George Frederick Baer (1842-1914), American lawyer who was the President of the Reading Railroad
  • Ralph H. Baer (b. 1922), German-born American inventor, recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 2006
  • Byron Baer (1929-2007), American Democratic Party politician from New Jersey who served in both houses of the New Jersey Legislature
  • Max Adelbert "Madcap Maxie" Baer Sr. (1909-1959), American boxer of the 1930s, one-time Heavyweight Champion of the World
  • Arthur "Bugs" Baer (1886-1969), American journalist and humorist
  • ... (Another 23 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


Suggested Readings for the name Baer +

  • 1875 "The Genealogy of Henry Baer of Leacock, Pennsylvania" by Willis Nissley Baer.

  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 of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 6) Joseph Baer. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Baer/Joseph_Augustus/USA.html


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