When Marcella Alice Beckwith was born on 7 March 1923, in Cadillac, Wexford, Michigan, United States, her father, William Leroy Beckwith, was 21 and her mother, Lillian Theresa Fisher, was 19. She married Alvin Walter Lambert on 17 November 1944, in Obion, Tennessee, United States. She lived in DeKalb, Indiana, United States in 1935 and St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died in November 1993, at the age of 70.
English: habitational name from a place in Yorkshire named Beckwith, from Old English bēce ‘beech’ + Old Norse vithr ‘wood’ (replacing the cognate Old English wudu).
History: Most if not all present-day bearers of the surname are probably descended from William Beckwith who held the manor of Beckwith in 1364.