The ancestral home of the Beckx family is in the German state of Bavaria
. The name Beckx is an occupational
hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a baker in Old German. Beckx is also a German local
name for someone who lived by a stream, which was originally derived from the German word "bach" which means stream.
Early Origins of the Beckx family
The surname Beckx was first found in Augsburg, Bavarian Swabia, where the family gained a significant reputation for its contributions to the emerging mediaeval society. The name became prominent as many branches of the family founded separate houses and acquired estates in various regions, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.
Early History of the Beckx family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beckx research.Another 425 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1545, 1854, 1604, 1673, 1685, 1750, 1714, 1788, 1735, 1782, 1813 and 1893 are included under the topic Early Beckx History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beckx Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Beckx include Bach, Bache, Bacher, Baechle, Bachle, Back, Backe, Bacch, Bacche, Baach, Baacher and many more.
Early Notables of the Beckx family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Beckx in this period include Johann (Johannes) Bach (1604-1673), a German composer and musician of the Baroque; and Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), who is considered by many to be the supreme giant of musical history. Of his twenty children, Karl Philipp Emanuel (1714-1788) was possibly... Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Beckx Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Beckx family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant
farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beckx or a variant listed above: Andreas Bach, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1768; Gabriel Bach came to Georgia in 1734; Johan Bach settled in Philadelphia in 1744; Thos Bach came to Virginia in 1638..
The Beckx Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: In cruce spes mea
Motto Translation: In the cross is my hope.