Show ContentsBeringer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The generations and branches of the Beringer family share a name that has its roots in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name Beringer comes 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.

Early Origins of the Beringer family

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

Early History of the Beringer family

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Beringer Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Beringer include Berringer, Berenger, Baringer, Beringar, Berengerus, Berengarus, Berengarii, Beringer, Belinger, Bellinger, Bellenger, Beranger and many more.

Early Notables of the Beringer family (pre 1700)

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Beringer Ranking

In the United States, the name Beringer is the 15,581st most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Beringer migration to the United States +

Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beringer or a variant listed above:

Beringer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Conrad Beringer, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [2]
  • Elias Beringer, aged 24, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1738 [2]
  • John Paul Beringer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1742 [2]
  • Andreas Beringer, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [2]
  • Nicolas Beringer, who settled in Philadelphia in 1753
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Beringer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • George Beringer, who landed in Galveston, Tex in 1846 aboard the ship "Creole" [2]
  • Mrs. Beringer, (nee Menken), who arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1846 aboard the ship "Creole"
  • Georg Beringer, aged 34, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [2]
  • F Beringer, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Georg Beringer, who landed in America in 1854 [2]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Beringer (post 1700) +

  • Carroll James "C. B." Beringer (1928-2011), American professional baseball player and coach
  • Jacob Beringer, American co-founder of Beringer Vineyards, a large winery in St. Helena, California in 1876, now "the oldest continuously operating winery in the Napa Valley"
  • Gabriel Beringer (d. 1817), Dutch-born, English artist, born in Rotterdam about 1729, and was descended from one of the Huguenots who had settled in Holland [3]
  • Hans Karl-Friedrich Beringer (b. 1948), German choral and orchestral conductor of the Windsbacher Knabenchor (1978-2011)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 14 June. 2019 on Facebook