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De Beer Name Meaning

Dutch and Jewish (from the Netherlands): nickname for someone thought to resemble a bear or a boar, from Dutch beer ‘bear’, ‘boar’ + the definite article de.

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


Similar surnames: De Heer, De Boer, De Weerd, De Buhr, Debaere, De Berg, Degeer

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Where is the De Beer family from?

You can see how De Beer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The De Beer family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most De Beer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 9 De Beer families living in New York. This was about 43% of all the recorded De Beer's in the USA. New York had the highest population of De Beer families in 1880.
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name De Beer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, De Beer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name De Beer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name De Beer. For the veterans among your De Beer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average De Beer lifespan?

Between 1982 and 2002, in the United States, De Beer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for De Beer in 1982 was 70, and 94 in 2002.

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