Beckman Family History

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Beckman Name Meaning

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.

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

Similar surnames: Backman, Berkman, Boeckman, Buckman, Berman, Beekman, Hackman

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Beckman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Beckman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Beckman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Beckman Family Origin

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Beckman Family Occupations

What did your Beckman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Beckman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 25% of Beckman's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Cigar Manufac were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Beckman. A less common occupation for the Beckman family was Gentleman Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Manufac

  • Gentleman Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Beckman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Beckman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 80,000 census records available for the last name Beckman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Beckman. For the veterans among your Beckman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckman Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckman lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Beckman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Beckman in 1944 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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