Berchman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Berchman is derived from the Low German word "berke," or "birke" which means "birch." Thus it is assumed that the first bearers of the Berchman family name originally lived near birch trees.
Early Origins of the Berchman family
The surname Berchman was first found in Hamburg, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name Berchmann became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation.
Early History of the Berchman family
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Berchman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Berchmann, Bercmann, Bercman, Berchman, Berkmann, Berkman, Berckmann, Berckman, Berkemann, Berkeman, Birkmann, Birkman, Birkemann, Birkeman, Birckmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Berchman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berchman family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Christian Berkman, age 26; arrived in Philadelphia, in 1738; Peter Berkman settled in Maryland in 1764; Johannes Berckmann, accompanied by his wife Johanna H. P. Goldner, arrived in Philadelphia in 1792.