Beer Name Meaning

English (West Country): habitational name from any of the forty or so places in southwestern England called Beer(e) or Bear(e). Most of these derive their names from the West Saxon dative case, beara, of Old English bearu ‘grove’, ‘wood’ (the standard Old English dative bearwe being preserved in Barrow). Some may be from Old English b?r ‘swine pasture’. North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German bare, Middle Dutch bere ‘bear’, applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble the animal in some way, or as a metonymic occupational name for someone who kept a performing bear. Alternatively, it could have been a habitational name for someone who lived at a house distinguished by the sign of a bear, or from a Germanic personal name with this as the first element. See also Baer, Bahr. Respelling of Swiss German Bier.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Baer, Bear, Bier, Leer, Been, Heer, Beers, Buer, Bee, Beger

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Beer Family Origin

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Beer Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Merchant and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beer. The most common Beer occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Beer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Beer family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Merchant

    9%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    3%

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Beer Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, Beer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Beer in 1943 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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