Bere

This name is of English locational origin from any of the places in South West England containing the element "bere" for example, Bere Ferres in Devonshire, recorded as "Ber" in the 1242, Fine Court Rolls of that county. "Ber" derives from the Olde English pre 7th Century "byrh" a fort or fortified manor and "Ferrers" from William de (of) Feres, a Norman who held the Manor in the 13th Century. Bere Forest in Hampshire, recorded as La Bera in the 1168, Pipe Rolls of that county, derives its first element from the Olde English pre 7th Century "baer" meaning (swine) pasture and Bere Regis in Dorset, appearing as Bere in the Domesday Book of 1086 and as Kingesbere in the 1380 Charters of that county, is believed to derive from the Olde English "bere", barley or corn. One, Nicholas Attebere appears in the 1247, Assize Court Rolls of Somerset and a Walter de la Bere in the 1263, Pipe Rolls of Surrey. On November 23rd 1545, Johane Bere and Rycharde Hunte were married in Colyton, Devonshire. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ordric de Bera, which was dated 1168 - The Pipe Rolls of Devonshire, during the reign of King Henry II, The Builder of Churches, 1154 - 1189. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

Surnames reference. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • bere — / bere/ (ant. e pop. bevere / bevere/) [lat. bĭbĕre bere ] (pres. io bévo, ecc.; pass. rem. bévvi o bevétti [non com. bevéi, bevésti, ecc.]; fut. berrò [non com. beverò ], ecc.; condiz. berrèi [non com. beverèi ], ecc.; le altre forme sono… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • bere (1) — {{hw}}{{bere (1)}{{/hw}}v. tr.  (pres. io bevo ; pass. rem. io bevvi  o bevetti , tu bevesti ; fut. io berrò ; condiz. io berrei ; le altre forme dal tema bev ) 1 Inghiottire un liquido | Bere a garganella, farsi cadere il liquido in bocca senza… …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • Bere — steht für: Mashava, einen Bergwerksort in Simbabwe Bere oder Beer, Weiler im Parish Aller (Somerset) in Großbritannien Bere Island, Insel in der Bantry Bay im Süden Irlands und ist der Nachname von: Maternus Bere (* 20. Jh.), Milizionär und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Béré — Status: commune rurale Region: Centre Sud Provinz: Zoundwéogo Fläche: Einwohner …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bere — may refer to: * Bere, Botswana, a village * Béré, Burkina Faso, a city * Bere Island. island in Ireland …   Wikipedia

  • Bere — (b[=e]r), v. t. [Cf. OIcel. berja to strike.] To pierce. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bere — Bere, n. See {Bear}, barley. [Scot.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BERE — Arabiae Desertae urbs, et alia Indiae extra Gangem …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • bere — bé·re v.tr., s.m. FO I. v.tr. (io bévo) I 1a. inghiottire un liquido: bere acqua; bere a sorsi, in un fiato; vuoi bere qcs.?; bere una birra, un bicchiere di vino | bere un uovo, succhiarlo da un foro fatto nel guscio; uova da bere, freschissime… …   Dizionario italiano

  • bere — BÉRE1, (rar) beri, s.f. 1. Băutură slab alcoolică, obţinută prin fermentarea unei infuzii rezultate din fierberea în apă a malţului şi a florilor de hamei. 2. (Eliptic) Ţap, halbă, sticlă de bere1 (1). – Din germ. Bier (influenţat de bere2).… …   Dicționar Român

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.