The surname Beckner was first found in Prussia, where the name emerged in medieval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Important Dates for the Beckner family
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Beckner Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bockner, Bochner, Buckner, Bocher, Buchenau, Buckner and many more.
Early Notables of the Beckner family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beckner family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Antho Buckner who arrived in Virginia in 1690; Carl Buckner who settled in Texas in 1846; Frederick Buckner who settled in Philadelphia in 1853; and Henry Buckner who settled in Ontario, Canada in 1871..
Contemporary Notables of the name Beckner (post 1700)
William Beckner (b. 1941), American mathematician, known for his work in harmonic analysis, Fellow of the American Mathematical Society, awarded the Salem Prize (1975)
William Morgan Beckner (1841-1910), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky (1894-1895)
Michael Frost Beckner (b. 1963), American screenwriter, novelist and creator of film and television works
Robert Beckner (b. 1952), American professional football player
William Morgan Beckner (1841-1910), American Democrat politician, Member of Kentucky State House of Representatives, 1893; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 10th District, 1894-95 
T. F. Beckner Jr., American politician, Mayor of Johnson City, Tennessee, 1953 
Grace L. Beckner, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia Democratic State Executive Committee, 1952-53 
Donald L. Beckner, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Louisiana, 1977-81 
Carl Beckner, American Democrat politician, Chair of Ritchie County Democratic Party, 1949-50