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Multiple Origins for the Surname Becker



Becker Early Origins



The surname Becker was first found in Prussia, where the name contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local social and political affairs.

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Becker Spelling Variations


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Becker Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Becker include Becker, Becquer, Becher, Beccher, Beckker, Bekker and many more.

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Becker Early History


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Becker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Becker research. Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1647, 1733, 1623, 1679, 1635 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Becker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Becker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Becker Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Becker 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



Prussia played an extremely influential role in shaping modern German history. It remained a part of Germany until after the Second World War. Prussia was divided among the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany and West Germany. Many Prussians became residents of these new countries after the War, and many migrated to other parts of Germany or Europe, as well as to North Ameri ca. In the United States, the majority of settlers landed in Philadelphia, and moved on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Many German settlers also migrated to Canada, particularly to Ontario and the Prairies. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Becker were

Becker Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jochem Becker, aged 38, landed in New York in 1654
  • Jan Jurrianse Becker, who landed in New York in 1663

Becker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Harts Henrig Becker, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Friederich Becker, who arrived in New Jersey in 1709
  • Albert Becker, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Anna Cath Becker, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Gerhard Becker, who landed in America in 1709
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Becker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Becker, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Eliz Becker, aged 48, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • I C Becker, aged 24, landed in Pennsylvania in 1804
  • Daniel Becker, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827
  • Hans Becker, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Becker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wilhelmina Becker, aged 8, arrived in New York, NY in 1901

Becker Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Ernst Becker, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1753
  • Henrich Becker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Barbara Becker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Catherine Becker, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1757
  • Jacob Becker, age 28, came to Canada in 1783

Becker Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christian Becker, who landed in Canada in 1832
  • Barton Becker, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Jeremiah Becker, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • Herman Becker, who landed in Manitoba in 1877
  • Jacob Becker, who arrived in Manitoba in 1877
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Becker Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Victor Becker, aged 27, a plumber, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Reine Becker, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Becker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Becker (post 1700)



  • Gary Stanley Becker (b. 1932), American Economist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2007
  • Arthur William John Becker III (1927-2015), American theatre critic and film distributor, owner of Playbill, a monthly American magazine for theatregoers
  • Bernard Becker (1920-2013), American professor emeritus of ophthalmology at Washington University's School of Medicine
  • Ernest Becker (1924-1974), American cultural anthropologist awarded the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
  • Rex Louis Becker (b. 1913), American architect
  • George Joseph Becker (b. 1908), American educator
  • John "Joseph" Becker (1886-1961), American composer
  • Walter Becker (b. 1950), American songwriter, rock musician and producer
  • Rex Becker, American Architect
  • George Ferdinand Becker (1847-1919), American geologist
  • ... (Another 16 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Becker Historic Events


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Becker Historic Events




Flight 191

  • C Becker, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Nellie E. Becker, (née Baumgardner), aged 35, Indian Second Class passenger from Guntur, India who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 11
  • Miss Ruth Elizabeth Becker, aged 12, Indian Second Class passenger from Guntur, India who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 13
  • Miss Marion Louise Becker, aged 4, Indian Second Class passenger from Guntur, India who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 11
  • Master Richard Frederick Becker, aged 1.5, Indian Second Class passenger from Guntur, India who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 11

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Suggested Readings for the name Becker


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Suggested Readings for the name Becker



  • Becker Story by Dorothy Elaine Hackman Grace.

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Becker Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
    2. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    3. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
    5. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans. Mecklenburgisches Namenbüchlein Ein Führer durch Mecklenburgs Familiennamen. Rostock: Carl Hinstorffs Verlag, 1932. Print.
    11. ...

    The Becker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Becker 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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