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The surname Beckermann 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. Beckermann is a name for a baker, and it is derived from the German word beck. The family name Beckermann 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.

Beckermann Early Origins



The surname Beckermann 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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Beckermann Spelling Variations


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Beckermann Spelling Variations



Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations of Beckermann include Bechmann, Bechman, Becman, Beckmann, Beckman, Bachmann, Bachman, Backmann, Backman, Beckermann, Beckerman, Bechermann and many more.

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Beckermann Early History


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Beckermann Early History



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

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Beckermann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beckermann Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



After 1650, thousands of German settlers came to North America to escape the religious persecution and poverty that wracked Europe and to make the most of the opportunity to own their own land in a new country. They settled across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, and in Canada in Ontario and on the fertile plains of the prairie provinces. Among them: Francis Bechman, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1855. Joseph Bechmann arrived in Philadelpia in 1832; while both Frank Bechman and Frederick Bechmancame to Philadelphia in 1853..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckermann (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckermann (post 1700)



  • A. Beckermann, American politician, Delegate to Socialist National Convention from New York, 1920

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Beckermann Family Crest Products


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    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Göbel, Otto. Niederdeutsche Familiennamen der Gegenwart Wolfshagen-Schäbentz. Franz: Westphal, 1936. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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    The Beckermann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckermann 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.

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