Beukema History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The German state of Prussia, which reached the zenith of its power in the late 19th century, is the glorious birthplace of the distinguished surname Beukema. In the medieval era, after the fall of the Roman Empire, the German lands were inhabited by a variety of Barbarian tribes. The borders of the Barbarian kingdoms changed frequently, but the region that became known as Prussia was roughly divided between the areas of Brandenburg-Prussia, West Prussia, and East Prussia. The colorful history of Brandenburg-Prussia provides a glimpse at the oldest origins of the Beukema family.
Early Origins of the Beukema family
The surname Beukema was first found in Brandenburg, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.
Early History of the Beukema family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Beukema research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1858, 1591, 1661, 1813, 1837, 1824, 1899, 1817, 1892, 1774, 1853, 1509 and 1564 are included under the topic Early Beukema History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Beukema Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Beukema include Buch, Buche, Bucher, Buechner, Bueche, Buck, Beuck and many more.
Early Notables of the Beukema family (pre 1700)
Prominent bearers of the family name Beukema during this time period were August Buchner (1591-1661), who wrote German and Latin poetry; Georg Buechner (1813-1837) was a political revolutionary and dramatist, who died in exile in Switzerland; his brother, Ludwig Buechner (1824-1899), was a controversial scientist and author. Lothar Bucher (1817-1892)...
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Beukema migration to the United States +
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were:
Beukema Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Anje Beukema, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 
- Hendrik Jens Beukema, aged 40, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 
- Jantje Beukema, aged 35, who landed in New York, NY in 1854 
- Letje Beukema, aged 11, who arrived in New York, NY in 1866 
- Melts Beukema, aged 14, who arrived in New York, NY in 1866 
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The Beukema Motto +
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et fidelitate
Motto Translation: By valour and fidelity.
- ^ 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)