Boerman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Boerman is derived from the Middle High German word "bur," meaning 'a small dwelling or building'. The word came to mean 'neighbor' or 'fellow citizen.' Alternatively, the word "boer" could have been derived from the Dutch word for 'farmer.' The prefix "de" denotes 'of' or 'the' and was often used to confirm a clan-like relationship in the family.

Early Origins of the Boerman family

The surname Boerman was first found in the Netherlands.

Early History of the Boerman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boerman research. More information is included under the topic Early Boerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Boerman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: DeBeor, Debeer, De Beer, De Boer and others.

Early Notables of the Boerman family (pre 1700)

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United States Boerman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eimer Boerman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1800 [1]
  • Geertje Boerman, aged 20, who landed in New York NY in 1851 [1]
  • Hendrik Boerman, aged 30, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • Hilde Boerman, who landed in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • Hillechie Boerman, aged 1, who arrived in New York, NY in 1851 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Boerman (post 1700) +

  • Jan Boerman (1923-2020), Dutch composer who specialised in electronic music


The Boerman Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Pro Deo, Rege et Patria
Motto Translation: For our God, our King, and country.


  1. ^ 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)


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