Beckman Family History
Beckman Name Meaning
Americanized form of German Beckmann and a variant of the same Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname. Americanized form of German Böckmann (see Boeckmann ). Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements beck a variant of bäck ‘stream’ + man ‘man’ (compare Beck ). This is also an Americanized form of the variant Bäckman (see Backman ). English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr) + man ‘man’ (compare Beck ).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press