Becerra 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.

Important Dates for 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 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 [1]
  • Cristobal Becerra, who arrived in Nombre de Dios, Panama in 1835 [1]
  • Juan Becerra, who arrived in Dominican Republic in 1835 [1]
  • Hernando Becerra, who landed in Dominican Republic in 1835 [1]
  • Maria Josefa Becerra, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1850 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Becerra (post 1700)

  • Xavier Becerra (b. 1958), American politician, member of the United States House of Representatives
  • Xavier Becerra (b. 1958), American Democrat politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1990-92; U.S. Representative from California, 1993-2008 [2]
  • Maria Teresa Becerra, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 2012 [2]
  • Glen Becerra (b. 1967), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2004, 2008 [2]
  • 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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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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