Berckman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Berckman is derived from the Low German word "berke," or "birke" which means "birch." Thus it is assumed that the first bearers of the Berckman family name originally lived near birch trees.

Early Origins of the Berckman family

The surname Berckman 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.

Important Dates for the Berckman family

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Berckman 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 Berckman family (pre 1700)

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Berckman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berckman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Johannes Berckman, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1790 [1]
Berckman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Berckman, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1872

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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