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Origin, Meaning, Family History and Berner Coat of Arms and Family Crest

The Berner surname comes from the Norman given name Bernier, which is Germanic in origin, coming from "bern" meaning "bear," and "hari," or "army."   A multitude of spelling variations regulates Norman surnames.  Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. More common variations are: Boerner, Berneri, Bernero, Buerner, Bierner, Bernaer, Bernery, Behner, Bernner, Beriner. The surname Berner first appeared in Surrey where they held a family seat as Lords of the Estate of Therfield.

Some of the people with the name Berner who arrived in the United States in the 18th century included Mattys Berner, accompanied by his wife and two children, who arrived in New York State in 1709.  Johan Berner, who landed in New York in 1709.  Mattys Berner, who arrived in New York in 1709.  Georg Ludwig Berner, who landed in New York, NY in 1710.  Andreas Berner, who landed in America in 1748. The following century saw much more Berner surnames arrive.  Some of the people with the surname Berner who arrived in the United States in the 19th century included Marg Berner, age 37, who settled in New York City in 1832.  Joseph Berner, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1839.  Maria Berner, aged 19, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848.  Salome Berner, aged 17, who landed in New York, NY in 1848.  Johannes Berner, aged 8, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848.

Some of the people with the surname Berner who arrived in the Canada in the 19th century included Carl Berner who noted as having arrived in Quebec in 1850.  Carl Berner, who came to Quebec in 1850. Some of the population with the surname Berner who arrived in  New Zealand in the 19th century included Godfried Berner, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863.  Elisabeth Berner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Terpsichore" in 1876.

Blazons & Genealogy Notes

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References

  • 1 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Azure
  • 2 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P36
  • 3 Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 27
  • 4 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P85
  • 5 Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
  • 6 A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P146
  • 7 A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Moon
  • 8 The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P106