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Definition: 1) From the German "becker," meaning baker, or one who bakes bread. 2) One who created wooden vessels such as cups, mugs, and pitchers, derived from Middle High German "becher," meaning cup or goblet, from Greek "bikos," meaning pot or pitcher. 3) A derivative of the Old English "becca" meaning mattock - used to denote a maker or user of mattocks, digging tools with a flat blade set at right angles to the handle.

Surname Origin: German, English

Alternate Surname Spellings: BAECKER, BEKKER, BECKERDITE

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Surname Finder - BECKER Genealogy & Family Resources
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BECKER Surname & Family Mailing List
Free mailing list for researchers of the Becker surname and its variations includes subscription details and a searchable archives of past messages.

BECKER Family Genealogy Forum
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FamilySearch - BECKER Genealogy
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German Genealogy
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Cousin Connect - BECKER Genealogy Queries
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DistantCousin.com - BECKER Genealogy & Family History
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MyCinnamonToast.com - BECKER Genealogy in All Regions
Centralized search results for family trees and other genealogy info on the BECKER surname.

References: Surname Meanings & Origins

Cottle, Basil. Penguin Dictionary of Surnames. Baltimore, MD: Penguin Books, 1967.

Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Collins Celtic (Pocket edition), 1998.

Fucilla, Joseph. Our Italian Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 2003.

Hanks, Patrick and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Reaney, P.H. A Dictionary of English Surnames. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Smith, Elsdon C. American Surnames. Genealogical Publishing Company, 1997.

 

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