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Celtic Radio Community > Surnames & Heraldry > Becker

Posted by: CelticRadio 28-Jun-2009, 11:01 AM
Background: From becker, the same as backer, a baker. It may be from becher, a cup or goblet, from bechern, to tipple; "der Becher" (German), drinker, a tippler; the same in Dutch. And another background: 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.

Variations: Becker, Becks, Beck, Becker, Baker, Becher, Becquer, Becher, Beccher, Beckker, Bekker.

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Discussion of this family is welcomed.

Posted by: azelb 19-Sep-2011, 07:48 AM
Beck in French is a birds beak. The ner is a reference to the sea. Beckner is my name. In cornwall it is a person who lives by the sea. The cod fish is the coat of arms. Some people say it is Walloon in origin. Geealogy is not an exact science.

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