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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.

Berrens Early Origins



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.

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Berrens Spelling Variations


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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.

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Berrens Early History


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Berrens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berrens research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1752, 1597, 1594, 1658 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Berrens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berrens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berrens Early Notables (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...

Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berrens 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 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.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    3. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    4. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    5. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    8. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Berrens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berrens 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 7 October 2013 at 10:54.

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