Berkeman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Berkeman family

The surname Berkeman 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 Berkeman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berkeman research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berkeman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berkeman 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 Berkeman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Berkeman 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.

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