Show ContentsBeering History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The modern state of Germany is the glorious birthplace of the surname Beering. By and large, hereditary surname were formed in Germany when most of the German states were a part of the Holy Roman Empire. At this time, as the population of Europe swelled and travel became easier, people began to encounter others sharing their own name and they avoided confusion by adopting a second name. A common form of surname found in Germany are those that are derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name. They usually reflected the physical characteristics or attributes of the first person that used the name. The surname Beering was a name for a person who had the strength of a bear. Ancient records reveal the name Beering is derived from the Old German word ber, which means bear.

Early Origins of the Beering family

The surname Beering was first found in Silesia and Bohemia, where this family became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always influential in social affairs, the family became a well-known and integral part of those regions.

Early History of the Beering family

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Beering Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beer, Beere, Beare, Beerr, Beerre, Bear, Beerli (Swiss), Beeren, Beren, Beering and many more.

Early Notables of the Beering family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Beering were Johann Beer also Bahr, Behr or Bär, (1655-1700); an Austrian author, court official and composer; and Christian Theophil Chrisostomus Beer, who came from a prominent family in Loewenberg, Silesia, and was ennobled in 1787. He began his career as a major in the Russian army, and eventually became a State Advisor at the royal courts of Russia. Joseph Beer (sometimes written Boer), was a remarkable clarinet-player...
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Migration of the Beering family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Beer, who came to Germantown, Pa. in 1706. Hannah Beer, age 36; arrived in New York City in 1820; as did Thomas Beer at the age of 35.

Contemporary Notables of the name Beering (post 1700) +

  • Steven Claus Beering (1932-2020), German-born, American academic, 9th President of Purdue University from 1983 to 2000 on Facebook