Origins Available: Dutch, German
Early Origins of the Buren family
Westphalia, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Buren became an integral part of that turbulent region as it forged alliances with other families within the region and the nation.
Early History of the Buren family
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Buren Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Buren include Buren, Burren, Buerren, Buerrin, Bueren, Beuren, Burenn, Burend, Burent, Beurin, Bueren and many more.
Early Notables of the Buren family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buren family to the New World and Oceana
After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them:
Buren Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Buren (post 1700)
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