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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.

Bekier Early Origins



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.

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Bekier Spelling Variations


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Bekier Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bakker, Baker, Bakkar, Bakar and others.

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Bekier Early History


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Bekier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bekier research. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bekier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bekier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bekier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bekier 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 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.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    2. Hildenbrand, A.M. Wappenfibel. Handbuch der Heraldik. Neustadt an der Aisch: 1970. Print.
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    8. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    9. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Bekier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bekier 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 17 September 2017 at 09:05.

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