De boer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname De boer 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.

Early Origins of the De boer family

The surname De boer was first found in the Netherlands.

Important Dates for the De boer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De boer research. More information is included under the topic Early De boer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

De boer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the De boer family (pre 1700)

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De boer migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

De boer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Pieter DeBoer, who arrived in New York in 1648 [1]
  • Pieter Jansz DeBoer, who landed in New York in 1648 [1]
De boer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Beertje W DeBoer, aged 44, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • K H DeBoer, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [1]
  • Hendrikus DeBoer, aged 29, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1853 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name De boer (post 1700)

  • Kalen DeBoer, American football coach and former player, three-times AFCA NAIA Coach of the Year (2006, 2008-2009)
  • Brent DeBoer, American singer-songwriter
  • Arthur DeBoer (1917-2007), American cardiologist and Professor Emeritus
  • Saco Rienk DeBoer (1883-1974), American landscape architect and civic planner
  • Harry DeBoer (1903-1992), American labor militant and Trotskyist
  • Kalen DeBoer, American football coach and former player
  • William DeBoer, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives, 1935-48 [2]
  • John Deboer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Minnesota, 1956 [2]
  • Jerry DeBoer, American politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Wyoming, Michigan, 1967 [2]
  • George DeBoer, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for Presidential Elector for Alabama, 1968 [2]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 1) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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