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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Beruff family. The Beruff surname evolved as a local name for a family that lived in Bavaria. The family name Beruff can be traced back to the Middle Ages, when Bavaria was a region characterized by court intrigue and heroic battles over power and prestige. The Beruff family was involved in the ancient feuds between noble families, who competed for domination of the territory. In this era of rapidly changing political allegiances, the Beruff family aligned itself with many different noble families and their support was sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Beruff Early Origins



The surname Beruff was first found in Bavaria, where the name Beruff was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by several leaders in their quest to maximize their power.

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Beruff Spelling Variations


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Beruff Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Beruff include Beruff, Berueff, Berueffe, Berufe, Beruffe, Beruth, Beruthe, Beruthe, Berrufe, Berruffe, Berruth, Berruthe, Baruff and many more.

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Beruff Early History


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Beruff Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beruff research. Another 233 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1792, 1787 and 1792 are included under the topic Early Beruff History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beruff Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beruff Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beruff 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



Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Beruff or a variant listed above:

Beruff Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Charles Beruff, who arrived in America in 1849

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. 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).
    7. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    8. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    11. ...

    The Beruff Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beruff 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 6 November 2014 at 15:01.

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