Berkman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Berkman family

The surname Berkman 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 Berkman family

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

Berkman 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 Berkman family (pre 1700)

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Berkman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berkman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Berkman, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]
  • Christian Berkman, age 26, who arrived in Philadelphia, in 1738
  • Peter Berkman, who settled in Maryland in 1764
  • Jon Coenraied Berkman who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795
  • Josshiea Berkman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1795 [1]
Berkman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Frederick Berkman, aged 34, who arrived in Missouri in 1845 [1]
  • A Berkman, who arrived in Texas in 1850 [1]
  • I Berkman, who landed in Texas in 1850 [1]
  • Israel Berkman, who arrived in Texas in 1850 [1]
  • O Berkman, who arrived in Texas in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Berkman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berkman Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Peter Berkman who arrived in Manitoba in 1874
  • Jacob Berkman, who landed in Manitoba in 1874
  • Peter Berkman, who landed in Manitoba in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Berkman (post 1700)

  • Lillian Berkman, American corporation executive and an art collector, New York
  • Jack Neville Berkman, American lawyer and executive, New York
  • William Lance Berkman (b. 1976), American Major League Baseball player
  • Louis Berkman (b. 1910), American steel company executive, CEO of Ampco-Pittsburgh Corporation, Ohio
  • Alexander Berkman (1870-1936), American (Russian immigrant), writer, and radical anarchist
  • James I Berkman (b. 1913), prominent American pathologist
  • Peter Berkman (b. 1854), American Republican politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 39th District, 1889-90; Member of South Dakota State Senate 34th District, 1893-94 [2]
  • Gene L. Berkman, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 43rd District, 1992, 1994, 1996 [2]
  • Craig Berkman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oregon, 1972 [2]
  • Cliff Berkman, American politician, Mayor of Victoria, Texas, 1954-55 [2]
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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