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The name Berenger has a rich and ancient history. It is an Anglo-Saxon name that was originally 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.

Berenger Early Origins



The surname Berenger was first found in Norfolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Berenger Spelling Variations


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Berenger Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Berenger include Berringer, Berenger, Baringer, Beringar, Berengerus, Berengarus, Berengarii, Beringer, Belinger, Bellinger, Bellenger, Beranger and many more.

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Berenger Early History


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Berenger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berenger 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 Berenger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berenger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berenger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berenger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Berenger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicolas Berenger, aged 47, landed in Louisiana in 1719
  • Jos Berenger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1786

Berenger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marie Berenger, aged 17, who arrived in America, in 1893

Berenger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Gaston Berenger, aged 34, who arrived in America from Paris, France, in 1904
  • Camille Berenger, aged 25, who arrived in America from Montreal, Canada, in 1908
  • Josef Berenger, aged 19, who arrived in America from Kereny, Hungary, in 1909
  • Phillipe Berenger, aged 29, who arrived in America from La Ciotat, France, in 1918
  • Jacques Berenger, aged 6, who arrived in America from St. Quentin, France, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berenger Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Gaston Berenger, aged 35, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1908

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Contemporary Notables of the name Berenger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Berenger (post 1700)



  • Tom Berenger (b. 1949), born Thomas Michael Moore, an American Golden Globe, GoldenBoot and Primetime Emmy Award winning television and motion picture actor and industrial lighting designer
  • Clara Berenger (1886-1956), born Clara Strouse, an American screenwriter of the silent film era who used the pseudonym of Charles S. Beranger

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Berenger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berenger 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.

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