The De boers 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 boers 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 boers family
The surname De boers was first found in Utrecht in the Netherlands
, thought to be the ancestral homeland of the bearers of the prestigious surname.
Early History of the De boers family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De boers research.Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1708, 1709, 1871, 1888, 1475, 1528, 1504, 1591, 1605 and 1666 are included under the topic Early De boers History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
De boers Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Beer, De Beer, de Bere, DeBeere, deBeere and many more.
Early Notables of the De boers family (pre 1700)
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Jan de Beer (c.1475-1528), known as the Master of the Milan Adoration, a Flemish
painter and draughtsman, who became a master in 1504. Active in Antwerp... Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early De boers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the De boers 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.