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Beckmann Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream a variant of Beck 6 from Low German Beke ‘stream’ + -mann ‘man’. Compare Bachmann . German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name denoting a baker from older South German beck West Yiddish bek + Middle High German Yiddish man (German Mann) ‘man’ (compare Beck ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Beckman, Boeckmann, Hackmann, Behrmann, Bermann, Brockmann, Becken

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Where is the Beckmann family from?

You can see how Beckmann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckmann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Beckmann families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 201 Beckmann families living in Missouri. This was about 29% of all the recorded Beckmann's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Beckmann families in 1880.
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What did your Beckmann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beckmann. 17% of Beckmann men worked as a Farmer and 21% of Beckmann women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckmann were Proprietor and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckmann. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Beckmann. For the veterans among your Beckmann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beckmann lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Beckmann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Beckmann in 1951 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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