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

Birkman Early Origins



The surname Birkman 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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Birkman Spelling Variations


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Birkman 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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Birkman Early History


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Birkman Early History



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

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Birkman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Birkman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Birkman 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 or some of its variants were: Christian Berkman, age 26; arrived in Philadelphia, in 1738; Peter Berkman settled in Maryland in 1764; Johannes Berckmann, accompanied by his wife Johanna H. P. Goldner, arrived in Philadelphia in 1792.

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Birkman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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    The Birkman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Birkman 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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