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.
Early History of the Beren family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beren 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 Beren History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beren Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Beer, Beere, Beare, Beerr, Beerre, Bear, Beerli (Swiss), Beeren, Beren, Beering and many more.
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... Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beren Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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