History of your Surname
Get access to Beckman family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Beckman Family History

Beckman Surname 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 2nd edition, 2022

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Beckman family from?

You can see how Beckman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beckman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 12 Beckman families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Beckman's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Beckman families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Beckman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Beckman ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Newsagent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Beckman. 17% of Beckman men worked as a Newsagent and 91% of Beckman women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckman were General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

View Census Data for Beckman | Data not to scale

*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 1939

  • Newsagent
  • Master Baker confectioner
  • Tailor
  • General Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Domestic
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Beckman family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

Search Australian census records for Beckman

Passenger Lists

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

View all Beckman immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Beckman military records

You've only scratched the surface of Beckman family history

Discover More

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckman

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Beckman family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Beckman last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial