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The German surname Biery 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.

Biery Early Origins



The surname Biery was first found in the region of the Rhineland-Palatinate, where the ancestors of bearers of the Biery 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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Biery Spelling Variations


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Biery Spelling Variations



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

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Biery Early History


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Biery Early History



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

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Biery Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Biery Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Biery 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Biery Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Biery, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739

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Contemporary Notables of the name Biery (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Biery (post 1700)



  • Uriah Biery, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1900
  • Thomas L. Biery, American Democrat politician, Candidate for West Virginia State House of Delegates, 1972, 1974
  • Samuel Frederick Biery Jr. (b. 1947), American politician, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Texas, 1994-2000
  • James Soloman Biery (1839-1904), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 6th District, 1873-75; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1884

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
    3. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Hopeful Journeys German Immigration, Settlement, and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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    The Biery Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Biery 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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