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The surname Boers 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.

Boers Early Origins



The surname Boers was first found in the Netherlands.

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Boers Spelling Variations


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Boers Spelling Variations



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

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Boers Early History


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Boers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boers research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1908 and 1970 are included under the topic Early Boers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boers Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boers 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:

Boers Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jan Boers, who arrived in New York in 1792

Boers Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Boers, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • John Boers, aged 28, arrived in New York NY in 1847
  • Mannes Boers, aged 65, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • Gerh Heinr Boers, who arrived in America in 1847
  • Evert Boers, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boers (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boers (post 1700)



  • Edward William Boers (1884-1929), American seaman serving in the United States Navy who received the Medal of Honor for his actions following the explosion of a boiler on the U.S.S. Bennington
  • Christianus Franciscus Johannes "Christiaan" Boers (1889-1942), Dutch captain of the Royal Netherlands Army during World War II who joined the Dutch resistance and was executed in 1942, a monument of him on the Afsluitdijk was erected was erected after the war
  • Georg Pieter Willem Boers (1811-1884), Dutch colonial official, Governor of the Dutch Gold Coast (1867 to 1869)

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Swierenga, Robert P. Compiler Dutch Emigrant to the United State, South Africa, South America and Southeast Asia 1835-1880 An Alphabetical Listing by Househould Heads and Independent Persons. Wilmington, DE: Scholary Resources, 1983. Print.
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerten. Print.
    4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Großes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    10. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    11. ...

    The Boers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boers 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 29 January 2014 at 16:15.

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