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Subject: Re: What does this name mean?
Author: Lepic   (guest)
Date: October 10, 2017 at 7:56:54 AM
Reply to: What does this name mean? by Richard Jenkins
It can be (1) the nickname of someone who lived by a brook, from Middle English bekke, (2) from any of the numerous places in northern France named Bec, (3) from the Middle English personal name *Becke (Old English *Becca or Beocca), or (4) from Middle English bekke ‘beak, bill of a bird’, probably for someone with a very prominent nose.
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