Show ContentsBearinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bearinger is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the German name Beringer. The surname probably arrived in England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066, since the Normans imported many laborers from the continent in order to expedite their hold on England.

Early Origins of the Bearinger family

The surname Bearinger was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bearinger family

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Bearinger Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bearinger has been recorded under many different variations, including Berringer, Berenger, Baringer, Beringar, Berengerus, Berengarus, Berengarii, Beringer, Belinger, Bellinger, Bellenger, Beranger and many more.

Early Notables of the Bearinger family (pre 1700)

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United States Bearinger migration to the United States +

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bearinger or a variant listed above:

Bearinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Bearinger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1852 [1]

Canada Bearinger migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bearinger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Solomon I Bearinger, who arrived in Canada in 1830

  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) on Facebook