Last name: BECKER

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BECKER : This last name is indexed 1,289,644 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

BECKER : 1: German and Dutch: occupational name for a baker of bread or brick and tiles derived from Middle High German and Middle Dutch backen ‘to bake’. The German surname is also found in France (mainly Lorraine and Alsace).2: Danish: occupational name for a baker from bechere ‘baker’.3: Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker from German Bäcker (compare 1 and Backer) or Yiddish beker ‘baker’.4: English: possibly an occupational name derived from an unrecorded Middle English bekker ‘maker or user of mattocks’ (a derivative of Middle English bek(ke) ‘mattock pick’).

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