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The history of the Beere family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living in Devon, where they took their name from one of the many places named Bear, Beare, Beara, et c., found in that county. The surname is likely to be derived from the Old English word bearu, which means grove. Several early instances of that name are in the form le beare, or the bear, from the Old English bera.

Beere Early Origins



The surname Beere was first found in Devon where there are two places on the banks of Tamar called Beer-Alston and Beer-Ferris. In Dorset, place names include Beer- Hacket and Beer-Regis. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The earliest reference of the name was in Devon where it was listed as Bera in the Domesday Book [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Beere Spelling Variations


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Beere Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Beere include Beare, Bear, Beer, Bere, Beares, Bears, Beers and many more.

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Beere Early History


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Beere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beere research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1684, 1354 and 1355 are included under the topic Early Beere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beere Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beere or a variant listed above:

Beere Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Beere, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Cath Beere, who landed in Maryland in 1657

Beere Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Beere, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773

Beere Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Gerald Beere arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helvellyn" in 1863
  • D. Beere arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Helvellyn" in 1863
  • Amelia Beere, aged 26, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beere (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beere (post 1700)



  • Amos J. Beere, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1881

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Beere Historic Events


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Beere Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Beere (d. 1912), aged 19, English Kitchen Porter from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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The Beere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beere Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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