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The ancestors of the Beery surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived 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.

Beery Early Origins



The surname Beery 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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Beery Spelling Variations


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Beery Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Beery include Beare, Bear, Beer, Bere, Beares, Bears, Beers and many more.

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Beery Early History


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Beery Early History



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

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Beery Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beery Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beery 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Beery Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Beery, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States, in 1894

Beery Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Bagnell Beery, aged 41, who settled in America from Cambridge, in 1904
  • Levy O. Beery, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1908
  • Mary H. Beery, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Philemon Beery, aged 40, who settled in America, in 1912
  • Fannie Beery, aged 32, who landed in America, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beery (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beery (post 1700)



  • Professor Jesse Beery (1861-1945), American horse trainer and writer
  • Noah Lindsey Beery Jr. (1913-1994), American actor, best known as James Garner's father, Joseph "Rocky" Rockford, in the 1970s television series The Rockford Files
  • Dan Beery (b. 1975), American six-time gold medalist competitive rower, including 2004 Olympic Champion and three-time World Champion
  • F. A. Beery, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1940
  • Noah Beery Sr. (1882-1946), American actor, father of actor Noah Beery, Jr. and brother of Wallace Beery
  • Wallace Beery (1885-1949), American Academy Award winning actor, best known for his portrayal of Bill in Min and Bill, he appeared in 250 movies

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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. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  7. 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).
  8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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The Beery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beery 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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