Boer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Danish surname Boer has the same entomology as the German / Jewish name Bauer. It was essentially a status surname, meaning either "peasant" or "neighbor." The name came originally from the Middle High German word "bur," referring to a small dwelling or building, which it turn evolved from the Old High German word "buan," meaning "to cultivate."

Boer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bauer, Boere, Boer, Pauer, Bohr and others.

Boer Ranking

In the United States, the name Boer is the 17,438th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1] However, in Netherlands, the name Boer is ranked the 56th most popular surname with an estimated 14,774 people with that name. [2]

United States Boer migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Teunis Dircksen Boer, who landed in New York in 1662 [3]
Boer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Cornelus Den Boer, who landed in America in 1846 [3]
  • H M Boer, aged 32, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • Hendrik Goosens Boer, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [3]
  • Jan Boer, aged 18, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [3]
  • Hendrik Boer, aged 3, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Boer (post 1700) +

  • William De Boer (1871-1951), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Kent County 1st District, 1915-16, 1925-28; Defeated, 1912, 1916, 1930, 1932 [4]
  • Jonnie Boer (b. 1965), Dutch Michelin star winning head chef and co-owner of the restaurant De Librije in Zwolle, Netherlands
  • Thorsten Boer (b. 1968), German football manager and former player
  • Ronaldus "Ronald" de Boer (b. 1970), former Dutch football midfielder

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  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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