A German, Dutch and English surname of Becker comes from the word ‘baecker’, ’backen’ and ‘backer’ which refers to a baker. Another meaning for Becker was a person living near a brook.
Another spelling form for Becker includes Becher.
Becker families were first in the Yorkshire region of England.
In Germany the Becker family name is popular and also found in surrounding areas like the country of Austria.
Scotland has several regions with Becker families, especially in Midlothian county. Throughout England there are Becker individuals and especially in the London area.
Within the United States the Becker surname is founded most often in Missouri, Wisconsin, California, Ohio, New York and Pennsylvania.
Famous: Christiane L. A. Becker (19th German actress), Herbert Becker (physicist from Germany), Jean Becker (writer, actor and director in France), Rich Becker (professional baseball player), Valentin E. Becker (19th century German musical composer), Wolfgang Becker (filmmaker in Germany), Walter Becker (American musician) and Ruth Elizabeth Becker (survivor of the RMS Titanic).