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The De beer surname comes from the Dutch word Dutch "beer," meaning "bear;" and as such was thought to have been a nickname which evolved into a surname. Nicknames were used to describe physical characteristics, behavior, mannerisms, and even favored styles of clothing. In this case, De beer would have been originally used for someone with "bear-like" qualities, perhaps for someone who was big, or strong, like a bear.

De beer Early Origins



The surname De beer was first found in Utrecht in the Netherlands, thought to be the ancestral homeland of the bearers of the prestigious surname.

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De beer Spelling Variations


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De beer Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Beer, De Beer, de Bere, DeBeere, deBeere and many more.

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De beer Early History


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De beer Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De beer research. Another 259 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1708, 1709, 1871, 1888, 1475, 1528, 1504, 1605 and 1666 are included under the topic Early De beer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De beer Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De beer Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De beer 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:

De beer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Debeer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754
  • Joseph Debeer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754

De beer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Liendert DeBeer, who came to Detroit in 1866

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Contemporary Notables of the name De beer (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name De beer (post 1700)



  • Wolfgang "Teddy" de Beer (b. 1964), German, football goalkeeper
  • Gavin Rylands de Beer (1899-1972), British evolutionary embryologist awarded the Darwin Medal in 1958
  • Jan Hendrik de Beer (b. 1971), South African, rugby union player
  • Ragel "Rageltjie" de Beer (1831-1843), South African, Afrikaner heroine, who, as a girl of 12 years old, gave her life, to save her brother

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See Also


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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. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    8. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
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    The De beer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De beer 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 22 September 2016 at 06:25.

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