This interesting and unusual name may derive from two possible origins. It may be of Scandinavian topographical origin from the Norse elements "lundr", grove and "beck" meaning brook or stream, hence the name may have been given to "a dweller by a grove near a stream". The surname may have also originated as a Swedish topographical name, from the Germanic element "linde", a conspicuous lime tree, also occurring in place names in Northern Germany, plus the element, "back", stream hence a "dweller by the lime stream".The name first appears in Denmark (see below). On January 3rd 1843, one Peter Adolf Lundbech married Maren Sophie Sorensen at Frekerikshaun, Denmark. Oluf Antoin Lundbeak, son of Peter and Marin Lundbeak was christened at Nibe, Aalborg, Denmark on August 4th 1850, while Villiam, son of Ole Andreas and Regine Lundbeck was christened at Budolfi, in Aalborg on April 10th 1864. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hedevig Lundbeck, married Andreas Hoeg, which was dated April 27th 1746, at Helligaands, Kobenharn, Denmark, during the reign of King Frederick V, "King of Denmark", 1746 - 1766. 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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