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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.

Beren Early Origins



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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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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Beren Early History


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Beren Early History



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.

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Beren Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beren Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. 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).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    10. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beren Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beren 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 August 2013 at 15:10.

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