Surname BACH

SOURCE: Location
USAGE: German

Meaning & History

Topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from Middle High German bach meaning "stream". This name was borne by members of the Bach musical family, notably the composer Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Related Names

VARIANTS: Beck, Becke
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Beck (Danish), Van Der Beek (Dutch), Beck, Becket, Beckett (English), Beck (Norwegian), Beck (Swedish)
Entry updated August 16, 2017