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The German surname Bierman 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.

Bierman Early Origins



The surname Bierman was first found in the region of the Rhineland-Palatinate, where the ancestors of bearers of the Bierman 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.

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Bierman Spelling Variations


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Bierman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bier, Bierman, Biermann, Behrman, Behrmann and others.

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Bierman Early History


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Bierman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bierman research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the year 1349 is included under the topic Early Bierman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bierman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bierman Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bierman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johannes Bierman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Anna Sophia Bierman, moved to America in 1787
  • Anna Sopba Bierman, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1787

Bierman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Bierman, who arrived in Maryland in 1838
  • William Bierman, who landed in Arkansas in 1849
  • Charles Bierman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • A Bierman, who landed in Arkansas in 1890
  • Anton Bierman, who landed in Arkansas in 1892

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bierman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bierman (post 1700)



  • Susan Bierman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1996
  • Louis Bierman, American politician, Member of Illinois Socialist State Central Committee, 1919
  • Everett E. Bierman (b. 1924), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, 1986-89; Solomon Islands, 1986-89; Vanuatu, 1987-89
  • Samuel Nathan Bierman (1893-1973), American playwright and author
  • Frederick Elliott Bierman (1884-1968), American three-term Democratic U.S. Representative
  • Bernie Bierman (1894-1977), American college football coach elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955
  • Ludwig Franz Benedict Bierman (1907-1986), German astronomer who won the Bruce Medal in 1967 and the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1974
  • Wolf Bierman (b. 1936), German folk singer, and beat era poet
  • Ronnie Greetje Bierman (1938-1984), Dutch film and television actress

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    2. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    3. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    4. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Jones, George F. The Germans of Colonial Georgia 1733-1783 Revised edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0806311614).
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. 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. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
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    The Bierman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bierman 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 28 October 2015 at 11:23.

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