Becker Family History
Becker Name Meaning
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). Danish: occupational name for a baker from bechere ‘baker’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker from German Bäcker (compare 1 and Backer ) or Yiddish beker ‘baker’. 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’).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press