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.
Important Dates for the Beckstrom family
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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.
Early Notables of the Beckstrom family (pre 1700)
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Beckstrom migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Beckstrom Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Anna Maria Asp Beckstrom, who settled in New York, NY in 1849
Gustaf Beckstrom, who settled in Illinois in 1860
Contemporary Notables of the name Beckstrom (post 1700)
Herman F. Beckstrom, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 23rd District, 1952