The German state of Prussia
, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Bierer. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire
, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia
was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia
, West Prussia
, and East Prussia
. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia
provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Bierer family.
Early Origins of the Bierer family
The surname Bierer was first found in Prussia
, where the name Beeren was closely identified in early mediaeval times with the feudal
society of early Europe. The family would later emerge as a noble family with great influence, having many distinguished branches, and become noted for its involvement in social, economic and political affairs.
Early History of the Bierer family
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Bierer Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Bierer include Beeren, Beerren, Beiren, Bieren, Bierren, Beerend, Beerends, Beerens, Beren, Beerer, Beerel, Beerele, Beerle, Beirer, Beirel, Beirele, Beirle, Bierer, Bierel, Bierele, Bierle, Bierrel and many more.
Early Notables of the Bierer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bierer family to the New World and Oceana
The state of Prussia
was a great influence on the shape of modern Germany
. After the Second World War, Prussia's land was divided among the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
and the state was abolished. Some Prussians remained in those countries after the war, while many others migrated to North America in search of a new start. Philadelphia was their primary point of entry to the United States, after which many of them moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. A large number of Prussians also migrated to Ontario and the prairie provinces as United Empire Loyalists. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Bierers to arrive in North America, and among them were: Jacob Beeren who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1765; Barend Beerends came to Philadelphia, Pa. in 1803; Elisabeth Beren arrived in New York City in 1848.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bierer (post 1700)
- S. W. Bierer, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1928; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, 1930 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 28) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html