The German surname Behrmann is generally thought to be derived from the word "bier" and "mann, " which translates to "beer-man." Thus the original bearer of the name was likely a tavern owner, a brewer, or someone whose
The surname Behrmann was first found in the region of the Rhineland-Palatinate, where the ancestors of bearers of the Behrmann surname were an integral part of the
System that became the backbone of early European society. Records of this surname in
date back as far as the thirteenth century. In the year 1290, there were two men bearing this name: Rudolf, and Wernher genannt (called) die Biermenlin in the town of Esslingen. There is also a record of a Werner der Bierman, whose name appeared in a document in Wurttemburg in 1349.
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