Bek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bek is a patronymic surname formed by adding one of the many Russian suffixes, such as "-ov" and "-ovic" to the personal name Bek. This name may have been derived from the Polish word "bek," the English equivalent of which is "baa." The name was originally a nickname, perhaps for someone with a bleating voice, or perhaps for someone labeled unintelligent by others.

Early Origins of the Bek family

The surname Bek was first found in Russia, where the name was born by members of the population of the Russian Empire.

Important Dates for the Bek family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bek research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1498, 1609, 1741, and 1762 are included under the topic Early Bek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bek Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Beketov, Beketoff, Bek and others.

Early Notables of the Bek family (pre 1700)

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Bek migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bek Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Bek, who arrived in New York city in 1709
  • Anna Barbel Bek, aged 23, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Anna Katrina Bek, aged 17, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [1]
  • Anna Barbel Bek, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Anna Barbel Bek, who arrived in Pennsylvania at age 23 in 1733
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bek Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Matth Bek, who landed in America in 1807 [1]
  • G Bek, aged 20, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847 [1]
  • Magdalene Bek, aged 16, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bek (post 1700)

  • Antony Bek, English prelate

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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