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Type Surname (from location)
Usage English

Meaning & History

From Old English beam "beam" or "post". It could be a topographic name from someone living near a post or tree, or it could be a metonymic occupational name for a weaver.

Americanized form of German Boehm or Baum.
Added 5/27/2012 by anonymous
Edited 9/4/2014 by Beautiful Victory