Beek


Beek
This rare and interesting surname is a variant of Boik, which is of English and German origin and is a topographical name for someone who lived by a stream, deriving from the Middle High German "back" or the Middle English "bache". The surname dates back to the early 13th Century (see below). Further recordings include one Ralph de la Bache (1252), "The Rydeware Chartulary, Staffordshire", and William atte Bache (1327), "The Subsidy Rolls of Worcestershire". Variations in the idiom of the spelling include Bache, Beek, Baish, Boich, Baike, Boick. James, son of John and Elizabeth Baike, was christened at St. Matthew, Bethal Green, London, on July 24th 1749. One William Boik married Ann Bowers at St. Dunstan, Stepney, London, on September 30th 1786, and their son William was christened at Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, on May 17th 1797. The christening was recorded in London of Henry, son of Edward and Elizabeth Deboick, on July 7th 1872 at St. Leonard's, Shoreditch. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Reinee de Backe, which was dated 1212, "The Curia Regis Rolls of Staffordshire", during the reign of King John, known as "Lackland", 1199 - 1216. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Beek — steht für: eine mittelniederdeutsche Bezeichnung für „Bach“ (auch Bäke, Beke, Beeke, etc.), siehe Bäke (Gewässer) Beek ist der Name folgender Orte und Fließgewässer: Deutschland: Beek (Xanten), ein Ortsteil der Stadt Xanten ein Wohnquartier im… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • beek — beek; beek·ite; schaer·beek; …   English syllables

  • beek — /beek/, Scot. and North Eng. v.t., v.i. 1. to bask or warm in the sunshine or before a fireplace, stove, or bonfire. 2. (of wood) to season by exposure to heat. n. 3. Obs. the act of basking or warming by a fire. [1200 50; ME beken, akin to BAKE… …   Universalium

  • beek — (v.) to bask in the warmth of something, early 13c., a northern and Scottish word of unknown origin; perhaps ultimately connected to BAKE (Cf. bake) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Beek — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom.  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Sommaire …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Beek — Infobox Settlement official name = Beek mapsize = 280px subdivision type = Country subdivision name = Netherlands subdivision type1 = Province subdivision name1 = Limburg area footnotes = (2006) area total km2 = 21.00 area land km2 = 21.00 area… …   Wikipedia

  • Beek — Original name in latin Beek Name in other language Baek, Beek State code NL Continent/City Europe/Amsterdam longitude 50.94083 latitude 5.79722 altitude 79 Population 17144 Date 2007 06 03 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • beek — angry, pissed off, synonym for case of the redass. Believed to be originated by AF instructor pilots. Gerry s got the beek because he has to show up for a 5:30 takeoff on Saturday. Paul is beeked bad about his girlfriend cheating on him. Mike s… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • beek — angry, pissed off, synonym for case of the redass. Believed to be originated by AF instructor pilots. Gerry s got the beek because he has to show up for a 5:30 takeoff on Saturday. Paul is beeked bad about his girlfriend cheating on him. Mike s… …   Dictionary of american slang

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