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Beckstrom Early Origins



The surname Beckstrom was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

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Beckstrom Spelling Variations


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Beckstrom Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Becks, Beccks, Beckks, Becs, Beks, Beckes, Beckess, Beckks and many more.

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Beckstrom Early History


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Beckstrom Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckstrom research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beckstrom History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Beckstrom Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Beckstrom Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Beckstrom Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Beckstrom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Anna Maria Asp Beckstrom, who setted in New York, NY in 1849
  • Gustaf Beckstrom, who setted in Illinois in 1860

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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckstrom (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Beckstrom (post 1700)



  • Herman F. Beckstrom, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1952 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Beckstrom Family Crest Products


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Beckstrom Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 14) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. De Amicis, Edmondo and Helen Zimmern. Holland. Philadelphia: Porter & Coates, 1894. Print.
  6. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  7. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
  8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  9. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Beckstrom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Beckstrom 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 10:14.

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