Origins Available: English
It was among those Anglo-Saxon
tribes that once ruled over Britain that the name Beranger was formed. The name was derived from the German name Beringer.
The surname probably arrived in England
shortly after the Norman Conquest
of 1066, since the Normans
imported many laborers from the continent in order to expedite their hold on England.
Early Origins of the Beranger family
The surname Beranger was first found in Norfolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Beranger family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beranger research.Another 442 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1150, 1271, 1273, 1275, 1500, 1694, 1780, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Beranger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beranger Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Beranger include Berringer, Berenger, Baringer, Beringar, Berengerus, Berengarus, Berengarii, Beringer, Belinger, Bellinger, Bellenger, Beranger and many more.
Early Notables of the Beranger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beranger family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Beranger were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Beranger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jaques Beranger, who landed in Jamaica in 1750 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Beranger (post 1700)
- Clara Beranger (1886-1956), born Clara Strouse, an American screenwriter of the silent film era who used the pseudonym of Charles S. Beranger
- Pierre-Jean de Béranger (1780-1857), French poet and songwriter
- François Béranger (1937-2003), French singer
- George Augustus Beranger (1893-1973), Australian actor and film director, active 1913 to 1950