Berrens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The German states are the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Berrens. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes, who fought amongst themselves for control of the land. At this time, the surname Berrens emerged throughout the German territories.
Early Origins of the Berrens family
The surname Berrens was first found in Schleswig-Holstein, where the name Berens emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Important Dates for the Berrens family
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Berrens Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Berens, Berrens, Berenz, Berrenz, Berentz, Berrentz, Barens, Barrens, Barenz, Barrenz, Barentz, Barrentz, Baerens, Baerrens, Baerenz, Baerrenz, Barentz, Baerrentz, Berans, Berrans, Beranz, Berranz, Berantz, Berrantz, Berents, Barents, Barants, Baerents, Berrents, Barrents, Baerrents, Barentsz and many more.
Early Notables of the Berrens family (pre 1700)
Notables of the time with the name Berrens included Willem Barents (d. 1597), Dutch navigator. In 1594, Barents set sail in search of a north-east passage to eastern Asia, but was forced to abandon the effort after reaching Novaya Zemlya. The following year...
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Migration of the Berrens family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Gijsje Berents who arrived in New York in 1640; Frans Barents arrived in Albany, New York in 1651; Andries Barentsz who arrived in New Netherlands, New York in 1659.