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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."

Becerra Early Origins



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.

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Becerra Spelling Variations


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Becerra Spelling Variations



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

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Becerra Early History


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Becerra Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Becerra research. Another 344 words (25 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Becerra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Becerra Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Becerra Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Becerra Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Becerra (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Becerra (post 1700)



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

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Becerra Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Caballeros de La Orden de Santiago Siglo XVIII. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1996. Print.
    11. ...

    The Becerra Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Becerra Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 8 August 2016 at 08:30.

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