Beckman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Beckman comes from when the family resided in Cambridgeshire, where the family was found since the early Middle Ages.

Early Origins of the Beckman family

The surname Beckman was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Beckman family

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Beckman Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Beckman family (pre 1700)

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Beckman Ranking

In the United States, the name Beckman is the 2,111st most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]

United States Beckman migration to the United States +

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
  • Michel Beckman who, accompanied by his wife and four children, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Michel Beckman, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
  • John Ernest Beckman, who arrived in New York in 1797 [2]
Beckman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Gustaf Beckman, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1841 [2]
  • J F Beckman, aged 23, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • Telle Brinkman Beckman, aged 25, who landed in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • John Beckman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [2]
  • Henrich Beckman, who landed in Indiana in 1852 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Beckman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Anders Emanuel Beckman, who landed in Alabama in 1917 [2]

New Zealand Beckman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Beckman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • A.F. Beckman, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of the Deep" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1854 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Beckman (post 1700) +

  • Cameron Beckman (b. 1970), American professional (PGA) golfer
  • Francis JL Beckman (1875-1948), American Archbishop of Dubuque, and a Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska
  • E Richard Beckman (b. 1942), American educator and health services director
  • Francis Walters Beckman (b. 1918), American business executive
  • James J. Beckman, American politician, Mayor of Marquette, Michigan, 1944-48 [4]
  • Frank J. Beckman, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Erie County 7th District, 1929 [4]
  • Frank Beckman, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1968 [4]
  • Clifford Beckman, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972 [4]
  • Charles W. Beckman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Allegheny County 8th District, 1954, 1960; Burgess of Mt. Oliver, Pennsylvania, 1960 [4]
  • Bruce Beckman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 11th District, 2008; Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 93rd District, 2012 [4]
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Beckman +

  • Descendants of Johann Bernard (Barney) Beckmann of Bishop Creek, Effingham County, Illinois by Rich Schumacher.

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  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from on Facebook
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