Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Dutch : from the Germanic personal name Beringer, composed of the elements berin + gēr ‘(warrior) fighting with a spear’.
  • German : variant spelling of Behringer 1.
  • French (Béringer) and English (of Norman origin) : from the Old French personal name Berenger, derived from the same Germanic personal name as 1. It owed its popularity in medieval England in part to the fact that it was the name of one of the characters in the Charlemagne romances.