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Updated June 9, 2019

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.

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