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Berringer : 1: English (of Norman origin): from the Anglo-Norman French personal name Berenger an Old French form of ancient Germanic Beringar Barengar composed of the elements ber(n) ‘bear’ + gair ‘spear’. The surname has several variants including Beringer Barringer and Banger as well as the dissimilated forms Bellanger Bellinger Ballanger and Ballinger where /l/ has been substituted for /r/. The personal name Berenger was well known in England in the 12th and 13th centuries having been borne by one of the paladins in the widely popular Charlemagne romances.2: German: variant of Beringer.3: Americanized form of German Boehringer.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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