Show ContentsBecerra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Becerra is widespread in Spain. It is probably of local origin, deriving from a name place in an agricultural community. The surname Becerra was, in fact, used as a nickname for a high-spirited individual, which comes from the Spanish term for a young cow "becerra."

Early Origins of the Becerra family

The surname Becerra was first found in the kingdom of Castile, in north central Spain. Among the earliest records there is evidence that the Becerra family was present in Ciudad Real (Castilla La Nueva) during the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Becerra family

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Becerra Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Becerro, Bezarra, Becerril, Berrera and others.

Early Notables of the Becerra family (pre 1700)

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Becerra Ranking

In the United States, the name Becerra is the 2,099th most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [1]

United States Becerra migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Becerra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Diego Becerra, who landed in America in 1817 [2]
  • Cristobal Becerra, who arrived in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835 [2]
  • Maria Josefa Becerra, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1850 [2]
  • Luis Antonio Becerra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]
  • Antonio Becerra, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1860 [2]
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West Indies Becerra migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [3]
Becerra Settlers in West Indies in the 19th Century
  • Hernando Becerra, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835 [2]
  • Juan Becerra, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1835 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Becerra (post 1700) +

  • Xavier Becerra (b. 1958), American politician and lawyer, 33rd Attorney General of California (2017-), United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Nominee
  • Maria Teresa Becerra, American Democratic Party politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2012 [4]
  • Glen Becerra (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004, 2008 [4]
  • Jesus "José" Becerra (1936-2016), Mexican world champion boxer in the bantamweight division
  • Leandra Becerra Lumbreras (1887-2015), Mexican longevity claimant, who reportedly lived to 127 years old
  • Carlos Ernesto Becerra, Argentine 20th century politician
  • Camilo Becerra (b. 1980), Colombian Olympic swimmer
  • Ramón Becerra Domínguez (b. 1890), Colombian, romantic poet
  • Rómulo Becerra Fabre (1850-1920), Mexican lawyer

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  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook