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Where did the English Beckman family come from? What is the English Beckman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Beckman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Beckman family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Beckman comes from when the family resided in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Beckman include Beckman, Bickman, Bicman, Bickeman, Bikman, Bykman and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckman research. Another 400 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1301, 1500, 1684, 1706, 1758, and 1771 are included under the topic Early Beckman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beckman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:
Beckman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Beckman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Beckman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
The Beckman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckman 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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