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This old English surname does not suggest a lover of ale, but is a locational name from any of the various places called Beer, for example in Devonshire, Dorset and Somerset

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The baptism record of Eleonor Beer from the 1812 St Helier register


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Beer family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Beer, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

This old English surname does not suggest a lover of ale, but is a locational name from any of the various places called Beer, for example in Devonshire, Dorset and Somerset, recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 as 'Bera', 'Bera' and 'Bere'. These places derive from either the old English bearu a grove or wood, or baer, pasture.

The surname may also derive from the old English bera, Middle English bere, a bear, and would have been used as a nickname for someone bearing a fancied resemblance to a bear.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey church records in 1812, when John and Mary's son John Philip was baptised, folowed by Eleanor, daughter of John and Margaret.

There are no further known descendants in these families, but in 1828 the first of nine children of James Beer and Ann Carter was baptised in St Helier. They both came from England and were living at 6 Seaton Place in 1841. John was a coachmaker.

Variants

  • Beer
  • Bear
  • Beara
  • Beare
  • Beere
  • Beers
  • Bere

Family records

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Beer family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

Beer

  • Beer : Alice Maud , widow of William Boase Ellis, of 5, St Anne's Terrace, Richlieu Park, Tower Road, St Helier - 02/Apr/1964 , 30/Dec/1975 , D/Y/B1/233/11
  • Beer : Cecil Robert Vautier , of Salisbury Cottage, Coast Road, Samares, St Clement - 29/Sep/1971 , 31/May/1977 , D/Y/B1/259/20
  • Beer : Ellen , wife of Henry Francis Journeaux, of 115, Don Road, St Helier - 13/May/1953 , 05/Feb/1968 , D/Y/B1/116/18
  • Beer : John Buscombe , Brooklyn House, St Lawrence - 03/Sep/1928 , 15/Jan/1929 , D/Y/A/89/11
  • Beer : John Vautier , Hampshire Regiment - 21/Dec/1944 , 05/Sep/1945 , D/Y/A/114/56
  • Beer : Mary Ann , 1, Eden Place, Ann Street, St Helier - 24/Aug/1931 , 08/Apr/1933 , D/Y/A/94/93
  • Beer : Reginald John , 5 Raleigh Avenue, St Helier, owner of J F Vautier, Wine & Spirit Merchant business situated at nos 57 & 59 New Street, St Helier 25/06/1945 Requests his executors purchase a plot of burial land in Mont-a-l'Abbe cemetery Desires to turn the Wine & Spirit business carried on by him into a limited liability company to be known as J F Vautier Ltd Bequeaths to Ernest Huelin his share in the motor yacht known as Waterwitch - Unknown date , 31/Aug/1945 , D/Y/A/114/54

Beere

  • Beere : Margaret Hilda , widow of Edward George Broad, of Ambleside, Fauvic, Grouville and formerly of Southwold, Victoria Avenue, St Helier - 04/Oct/1968 , 16/May/1975 , D/Y/B1/222/42


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We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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