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Origins Available: German-Alt, German


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

Berkmann Early Origins



The surname Berkmann 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.

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Berkmann Spelling Variations


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Berkmann 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.

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Berkmann Early History


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Berkmann Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Berkmann research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Berkmann History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Berkmann Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Berkmann Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Berkmann Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Berkmann Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lewis Berkmann who was recorded as having arrived in St. Clair County, Illinois in 1867

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Berkmann Family Crest Products


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Berkmann Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    10. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Berkmann Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Berkmann Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 November 2014 at 14:30.

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