Meaning and Origin of: Beckman

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr) + man ‘man’.
  • Swedish (Bäckman) : ornamental name composed of the elements bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’.
  • Respelling of German Beckmann.
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Beck.