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The De bere 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 bere would have been originally used for someone with "bear-like" qualities, perhaps for someone who was big, or strong, like a bear.

De bere Early Origins



The surname De bere 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 bere Spelling Variations


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De bere Spelling Variations



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

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De bere Early History


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De bere Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De bere 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 bere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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De bere Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De bere Early Notables (pre 1700)



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


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Tapper, Michael Ed. Immigrants to the Middle Colonies A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from The New York Genealogical Biographical Record. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    5. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München: 1975. Print.
    7. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. 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.
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The De bere Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De bere 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 15:03.

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