Show ContentsBeerman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The modern state of Germany is the glorious birthplace of the surname Beerman. 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 Beerman was a name for a person who had the strength of a bear. Ancient records reveal the name Beerman is derived from the Old German word ber, which means bear.

Early Origins of the Beerman family

The surname Beerman 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 Beerman family

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Beerman 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 Beerman family (pre 1700)

Notables of the period with the surname Beerman 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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Beerman Ranking

In the United States, the name Beerman is the 18,344th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Beerman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beerman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannis Beerman, who arrived in New York in 1715 [2]
Beerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Henry Beerman, who landed in America in 1811 [2]
  • Thomas Beerman, who landed in New York, NY in 1816 [2]
  • Christ Beerman, who arrived in America in 1847 [2]
  • Abe Beerman, who arrived in Texas in 1850 [2]
  • Theodor Beerman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beerman (post 1700) +

  • Arthur Beerman, American co-founder of Elder-Beerman Stores Corp.; he later branched out to form Beerman Stores in 1945
  • Leonard I. Beerman (1921-2014), American Reform rabbi
  • Miriam Beerman (b. 1923), American painter and printmaker from Providence, Rhode Island
  • Leon A. Beerman, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 5th District, 1954 [3]
  • Coert Beerman (b. 1955), Dutch businessman and politician
  • Albert Christiaan Wilhelm Beerman (1901-1967), Dutch politician

USS Arizona
  • Mr. Henry Carl Beerman, American Carpenter's Mate Third Class from Washington, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [4]

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