Berkheimer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Berkheimer family

The surname Berkheimer was first found in Swabia, where the name could be considered to make a great early contribution to the feudal society which became the backbone of early development of Europe. The name became prominent in local affairs and branched into many houses which played important roles in the savage tribal and national conflicts, each group seeking power and status in an ever changing territorial profile. The family originated as a branch of the Andlau family and took their name from the castle and village Middle-Berkheim near Strassburg. The family acquired extensive estates and became knights of Swabia in the Neckar-Schwarzwald and Ortenau regions.

Early History of the Berkheimer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berkheimer research. Another 102 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1787, 1817, and 1849 are included under the topic Early Berkheimer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Berkheimer Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Berckheim, Berckham, Berkham, Berckheimer, Berkheim, Berkheimer, Berkhamer, Berkehamer, Burkhamer, Burkheim, Burckheim, Burcheim, Burcham, Burkham, Burckham, Berckhane, Burckhane, Berkhane and many more.

Early Notables of the Berkheimer family (pre 1700)

Notables with the surname Berkheimer during this period were Carl Christian Berckheim (d.1849), who became a Minister of State for Baden as well as Lord Chamberlain to the court of the Archduke of Baden...
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Migration of the Berkheimer family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Juergen Berckhane, who came to America in 1776.


Contemporary Notables of the name Berkheimer (post 1700) +

  • Jack S. Berkheimer, American fighter pilot and flying ace in the U.S. Navy, during World War II, credited with 5 aerial victories


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