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 Family Origin

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Becker Family Occupations

What did your Becker ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrician and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Becker. 11% of Becker men worked as an Electrician and 69% of Becker women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Becker were Cabinet Maker and Domestic Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrician
  • Motor Driver
  • Journeyman Baker
  • Cabinet Maker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Housewife
  • Domestic Servant

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Becker Historical Records

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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 UK, 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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