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The surname Beckerman was first used as a hereditary surname in the ancient German province of Westphalia. It identified its original bearer by occupation. Surnames of this type became popular in Germany after the 12th century. Beckerman is a name for a baker, and it is derived from the German word beck. The family name Beckerman is also a cognate of the German name Bach, which either refers to the occupation of baker or to someone who lived by a stream.

Beckerman Early Origins



The surname Beckerman was first found in Westphalia and the duchy of Cleves, where the family contributed to the feudal communities which formed the backbone of Europe society. The family became prominent in local affairs and branched into numerous houses and branches. Many of these houses played important roles in the religious and political conflicts of their regions.

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Beckerman Spelling Variations


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Beckerman Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Beckerman include Bechmann, Bechman, Becman, Beckmann, Beckman, Bachmann, Bachman, Backmann, Backman, Beckermann, Beckerman, Bechermann and many more.

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Beckerman Early History


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Beckerman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckerman research. Another 218 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1749 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Beckerman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beckerman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beckerman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beckerman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many Germans emigrated across the Atlantic to seek better lives in North Ameri ca. This great migration began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century. Resettlement was particularly attractive to those from Westphalia as a means of escape from poverty and religious persecution. For many Westphalian farmers, the chance to own one's own land was also a major incentive. The process of the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlements centered around Ontario and the Prairie provinces. Among them:

Beckerman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Beckerman, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1858

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckerman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckerman (post 1700)



  • Sidney Beckerman (1919-2007), American klezmer clarinetist
  • Shloimke "Sam" Beckerman (1883-1974), American klezmer clarinetist
  • Ray Beckerman, American commercial litigation attorney and blogger
  • Marty Beckerman (b. 1983), American alternative journalist, humorist, and author
  • Kyle Beckerman (b. 1982), American professional soccer player
  • Jon Beckerman (b. 1969), American television producer, director, and writer
  • Bernard Beckerman, American Shakespeare scholar and theater director
  • Alyssa Beckerman (b. 1981), American gymnast
  • William Beckerman, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1928

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Bahlow, Hans. Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung und Buchgeschichte. 1980. Print. (ISBN 978-3768690522).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    5. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    6. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
    7. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    8. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    9. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    10. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
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    The Beckerman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckerman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 14 January 2016 at 10:11.

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