Beck Close

Place Name: Beck Close

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (2000)

Name Origins: Commemorative


English: locative name for someone who lived by a brook, Middle English bekke (Old Scandinavian bekkr), common in Norfolk, the N Midlands, N England, and Scotland.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

Supreme Court judge Nicolas Dominic Beck (1857-1928) was born in Canada West and educated in law at the University of Toronto. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1879, Beck moved  west in 1882 and eventually, in the 1890s, came to Edmonton. He was appointed judge of the Supreme Court of Alberta in 1907. Beck Close is in the Blackmud Creek neighbourhood.

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