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Multiple Origins for the Surname Beerman



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.

Beerman Early Origins



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.

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Beerman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Beerman Early History


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Beerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beerman research. Another 465 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1592, 1813, 1334, 1786, 1666, 1655, 1700 and 1787 are included under the topic Early Beerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beerman Early Notables (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...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beerman 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



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

Beerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Beerman, who landed in America in 1811
  • Thomas Beerman, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Christ Beerman, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Abe Beerman, who arrived in Texas in 1850
  • Theodor Beerman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beerman (post 1700)



  • Leon A. Beerman, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 5th District, 1954

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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Beerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beerman 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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