Bek Family History
Bek Name Meaning
Jewish (Ashkenazic) and South German: variant of Beck ‘baker’. Croatian and Slovenian: occupational name for a baker from old South German beck ‘baker’ (see Beck compare Pek ). Czech: from a pet form of a personal name beginning with Be- such as Benedikt (see Benedict ) or a surname of German origin (see 1 above). Polish: nickname derived from bekać ‘to burp’ beczeć ‘to bleat to sing sharp to cry loudly’ or an adaptation of German Beck . This surname is also found among Rusyns (Lemkos). Dutch: nickname for someone with a particular bek ‘mouth jaw’. Dutch: topographic name for someone living near a beek ‘stream’. Compare Beck 6 and Beek .7: Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 白 (see Bai ) and 麥 (see Mai ) based on their Hokkien or Teochew pronunciations.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022