Origins Available: German-Alt
The name Berkemann is derived from the Low German word "berke," or "birke" which means "birch." Thus it is assumed that the first bearers of the Berkemann family name originally lived near birch trees.
Early Origins of the Berkemann family
The surname Berkemann 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 Berkemann family
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Berkemann 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 Berkemann family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Berkemann family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Berkemann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Franz Berkemann, who arrived in America in 1844 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)