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 beers would have been originally used for someone with "bear-like" qualities, perhaps for someone who was big, or strong, like a bear.
Early Origins of the De beers family
Netherlands, thought to be the ancestral homeland of the bearers of the prestigious surname.
Early History of the De beers family
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De beers Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Beer, De Beer, de Bere, DeBeere, deBeere and many more.
Early Notables of the De beers family (pre 1700)
Flemish painter and draughtsman, who became a master in 1504. Active in Antwerp...
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Migration of the De beers family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anthony Beers, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1657; Valtin Beer, who settled in Pensylvania in 1732; Peter Beer, who arrive in Pennsylvania in 1741;Joseph Debeer, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754.
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