Origin of the name BEORNHEARD.
Etymology of the
Meaning of the baby name BEORNHEARD.
Anglo-Saxon name meaning "bear strong," from Old English beorn
"bear" and heard "hard,
strong." (British Family Names, Barber, 1903)
... The title of "praepositus"
(or "propositus") is found in a Kentish charter BCS 321 KCD—(a.
805), where Beornheard bears it; the only other ecclesiastical signatary,
except the bishops and abbats, is a certain "Ceolstan pr."
These two, Beornheard praepositus and "Ceolstan p'," occur in a
Christ Church charter BCS 319 KCD 189 of the same year... (Christ
Church, Canterbury, Gray, 1897)