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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.

Early Origins of the Berkmann family


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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Early History of the Berkmann family

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Early History of the Berkmann family


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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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Early Notables of the Berkmann family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Berkmann family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Berkmann family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Berkmann family to the New World and Oceana


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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