Origins Available: German-Alt
The name Berckmann is derived from the Low German word "berke," or "birke" which means "birch." Thus it is assumed that the first bearers of the Berckmann family name originally lived near birch trees.
Early Origins of the Berckmann family
The surname Berckmann 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 Berckmann family
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Berckmann 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 Berckmann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berckmann family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Berckmann Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Berckmann, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1790 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
- Johannes Berckmann, accompanied by his wife Johanna H. P. Goldner, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1792