Bekier History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The distinguished German surname Bekier is derived from the German "Beck," meaning "baker," and was first borne as an occupational name.
Early Origins of the Bekier family
The surname Bekier was first found in East Prussia and Livonia, where the Bekier family came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Early History of the Bekier family
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Bekier Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bakker, Baker, Bakkar, Bakar and others.
Early Notables of the Bekier family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bekier family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: A. Baker, who settled in Quebec in 1815; A. B. Baker, who arrived in San Francisco in 1852; Adde Wilhelm Bakker, who settled in Indiana in 1846; Altjen Bakker, who arrived in Illinois in 1893.