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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German : possibly a habitational name for someone from Belkau in eastern Germany (near Stendal).
  • North German : from Middle Low German belke ‘beam’, ‘rafter’, hence a nickname for an exceptionally tall person.
  • Altered spelling of German Boehlke, Bölke.

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