Type Surname (from nickname)
Usage French (German)
Pronounced Pron. BEH-vee-ər, BEH-vee-ay
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Contributor Contrib.EncyclopediaBrown on 9/22/2019
From Old French bevier, meaning "a measure of land". This was probably a nickname for someone who owned or worked such a piece of land. This surname was first found in Austria, where the name Bevier came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging medieval society.