Early Origins of the Beckker family
The surname Beckker 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.
Early History of the Beckker family
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Beckker 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 Beckker include Becker, Becquer, Becher, Beccher, Beckker, Bekker and many more.
Early Notables of the Beckker family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Beckker family to the New World and Oceana
Since medieval times, the state of Prussia
has played an important part in the history of Germany
. The state's military powers were historically very strong, and endured until after the Second World War, when the territory was broken up and divided between the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany. A spurt of migration followed, with some Prussians going elsewhere in Europe and many others crossing the ocean to North America. Most entered the United States through Philadelphia. Some remained there, while more moved on to the states of Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others traveled to Canada and settled Ontario and the prairie provinces. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Beckker or a variant listed above: Bernard Becker, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1852; Elise Becker, age 38; came to Texas in 1845; Harry Becker settled in San Francisco in 1852; Jacob Becker, age 28.