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The Beres name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Devon, where they took their name from one of the many places named Bear, Beare, Beara, et c., found in that county. The surname is likely to be derived from the Old English word bearu, which means grove. Several early instances of that name are in the form le beare, or the bear, from the Old English bera.

Beres Early Origins



The surname Beres was first found in Devon where there are two places on the banks of Tamar called Beer-Alston and Beer-Ferris. In Dorset, place names include Beer- Hacket and Beer-Regis. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
The earliest reference of the name was in Devon where it was listed as Bera in the Domesday Book [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Beres Spelling Variations


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Beres Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Beres has undergone many spelling variations, including Beare, Bear, Beer, Bere, Beares, Bears, Beers and many more.

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Beres Early History


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Beres Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beres research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1207, 1684, 1354 and 1355 are included under the topic Early Beres History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beres Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beres Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 17 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beres Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Beres were among those contributors: Christopher and Mary Bere, who settled on the eastern seaboard at a very early time with their two daughters Mary and Elizabeth. They settled in Georgia in the 17th century. Walter and Ann Beare settled in Virginia in 1620.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beres (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beres (post 1700)



  • Louis René Beres, Swiss-born, American professor of Political Science at Purdue University in West Lafayette
  • Zoltán Béres (b. 1970), Hungarian Olympic bronze medalist boxer at the 1992 Olympics
  • Tamás Ferenc Béres (b. 1982), Hungarian footballer for Lombard-Pápa TFC
  • Pierre Berčs (1913-2008), born Pierre Berestov, Swedish-born, French bookseller and antiquarian book collector
  • Pervenche Berčs (b. 1957), French politician, Member of the European Parliament for the Île-de-France
  • Mike Beres (b. 1973), Canadian three-time gold, two-time silver and bronze medalist badminton player
  • András Béres (1924-1993), Hungarian football manager and player

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Beres Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beres 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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