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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.

De boers Early Origins



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.

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De boers Spelling Variations


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De boers Spelling Variations



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

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De boers Early History


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De boers Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our De boers research. Another 317 words (23 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.

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De boers Early Notables (pre 1700)


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De boers Early Notables (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.

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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. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    3. Jameson, John Franklin. Narratives of New Netherland 1609-1664. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1909. Print.
    4. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The De boers Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The De boers 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 30 May 2017 at 08:25.

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