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

Early Origins of the Beren family


The surname Beren 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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Early History of the Beren family

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Early History of the Beren family


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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 Beren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beren Spelling Variations

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Beren 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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Early Notables of the Beren family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Beren family (pre 1700)


Notables of the period with the surname Beren 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...
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Migration of the Beren family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Beren family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elisabeth Beren, who arrived in New York City in 1848

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