Beuerman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The history of the name Beuerman dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who was the official bowerman, which means the servant who attended to the room of the bower. [1] [2]

Early Origins of the Beuerman family

The surname Beuerman was first found in Yorkshire where William Bureman was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1204. Later the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 included an entry for Robert Boreman in Oxfordshire at that time. And later again, William Bourman was found in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327. In the same year, Walter Burman was listed in the Subsidy Rolls for Cambridgeshire. [1]

Another source notes that the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 also includes Gilbert Burman in Oxfordshire; and Isabella Bureman in Essex. [2]

Back in Yorkshire, Alice Bourwyman was found in the Subsidy Rolls of 1301 [1] and Johannes Boureman was listed as holding lands in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379. [2]

Further north in Scotland, "A barrowman is defined in the Dictionary of the Old Scottish Tongue as 'one who helps to carry a hand-barrow.' The name is spelled Barraman in Workman's MS. William Barrowman or Baroumane had a charter of the lands of Fortrie in the sheriffdom of Banff from David II (RMS., I, App. II, 1033. In the British Museum his name is spelled Borrowman)." [3]

Reaney quotes Black's entry and adds "There can be no doubt that this is a late variant of Burowman." [1] The family coats of arms was recorded in Devonshire and Wiltshire, but no date is given. [4]

Early History of the Beuerman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beuerman research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1506, 1633, 1635, 1632, 1590, 1572, 1675, 1627, 1631, 1633, 1634, 1635, 1660 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Beuerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Beuerman 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 Beuerman has undergone many spelling variations, including Bowerman, Bowreman, Bureman, Bourman, Burman and others.

Early Notables of the Beuerman family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include William Bowerman (died c. 1590) of Wells, Somerset, an English politician. He was Member of Parliament for Wells in 1572. Robert Boreman or Bourman (d. 1675), was an English Royalist divine, a member of a family which came originally from the Isle of Wight, and brother of Sir William Bourman, clerk of the green cloth to King Charles II. "He received his education at Westminster School, whence he was elected in...
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Ireland Migration of the Beuerman family to Ireland

Some of the Beuerman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Beuerman migration to the United States +

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 Beuerman were among those contributors:

Beuerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ferdinand Beuerman, aged 36, who landed in New York in 1858 [5]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  4. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard, C.B. LL.D The General Armory of England Scotland, Ireland and Wales. London: Harrison, 59, Pall Mall, 1884, Print.
  5. ^ 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)


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