Bierma History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German surname Bierma is generally thought to be derived from the word "bier" and "mann, " which translates to "beer-man." Thus the original bearer of the name was likely a tavern owner, a brewer, or someone whose occupation involved beer.
Early Origins of the Bierma family
The surname Bierma was first found in the region of the Rhineland-Palatinate, where the ancestors of bearers of the Bierma surname were an integral part of the local communities, and contributed to the development of the Feudal System that became the backbone of early European society. Records of this surname in Germany date back as far as the thirteenth century. In the year 1290, there were two men bearing this name: Rudolf, and Wernher genannt (called) die Biermenlin in the town of Esslingen. There is also a record of a Werner der Bierman, whose name appeared in a document in Wurttemburg in 1349.
Early History of the Bierma family
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Bierma Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bier, Bierman, Biermann, Behrman, Behrmann and others.
Early Notables of the Bierma family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bierma family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johannes Bierman, who arrived in New York, N.Y. in 1710; George Bier, who came to Philadelphia in 1752; as did Anna Sophia Bierman, in 1787. Another Georg Bier arrived in North America in 1781.
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