Becker Family History

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Becker Name Meaning

Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’. English: occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca ‘mattock’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Becher, Bicker, Bekker, Ecker, Backer, Decker, Secker, Necker, Packer

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Becker Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Becker name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Becker. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Becker Family Origin

Where is the Becker family from?

Becker Family Occupations

What did your Becker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Becker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Becker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Becker family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Becker.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Becker ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Becker Historical Records

What Becker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 427,000 census records available for the last name Becker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Becker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 99,000 immigration records available for the last name Becker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 131,000 military records available for the last name Becker. For the veterans among your Becker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Becker Life Expectancy

What is the average Becker lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Becker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Becker in 1940 was 40, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Becker ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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