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Multiple Origins for the Surname Beery



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

Beery Early Origins



The surname Beery 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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Beery Spelling Variations


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Beery 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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Beery Early History


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Beery Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beery 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 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)



Notables of the period with the surname Beery 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 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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



    Other References

    1. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    4. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    9. 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).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    11. ...

    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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