Early Origins of the Becquer family
The surname Becquer 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 Becquer family
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Becquer Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Becquer include Becker, Becquer, Becher, Beccher, Beckker, Bekker and many more.
Early Notables of the Becquer family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Becquer family to the New World and Oceana
Much of German history has been shaped by the state of Prussia
. It was an enduring military power until after the Second World War. At that time, the state was abolished altogether and its land divided between the Soviet Union
, Poland, East Germany
and West Germany
. While some Prussians were content to remain in those countries, others moved away, many of them migrating to North America. They entered the United States mostly through Philadelphia, moving on to Ohio, Texas, Illinois, California, New York, and Maryland. Others went to Canada, settling on the prairies and in the province of Ontario. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: 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.
Contemporary Notables of the name Becquer (post 1700)
- Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836-1870), Spanish writer