Becker


Becker

Becker is one of the German-language surnames, along with Bäcker and Baecker, that derive from the /bɑːk/-/bɛk/ root, which refers to baking. The surname began as a name for a baker (and thus his family).

Becker may refer to any of the following:

People

*Albrecht Becker (1906–2002), German production designer, photographer, actor, imprisoned by Nazis for homosexuality
*Ansgar Becker, German software developer (see HeidiSQL)
*Barbara Becker (born 1966), ex wife of Boris Becker
*Benjamin Becker (born 1981), German tennis player (not related to Boris Becker, below)
*Benton Becker (born 1938), Attorney for President Ford and Negotiator of Nixon Pardon
*Boris Becker (born 1967), German tennis star
*Brandon Becker (born 1980), U.S. novelist
*Britta Becker (born 1973), German field hockey player
*Carl/Karl Becker (disambiguation)
* [http://www.lrg.ufsc.br/~westphal Carlos Becker Westphall] , contributions on network management
*Charles Becker (1870–1915), first U.S. police officer executed for murder
*Christine Becker, member of U.S. women's saber team
*Cornelius Becker, German theologian (see Becker Psalter)
*Cristiane Luise Amalie Becker (1778–1797), German actress
*Dietrich Becker (1623?–1679?), German Baroque violinist and composer
*Dirk Becker (born 1966), German politician
*Donald Becker, programmer
*Douglas Becker, American/Belgian choreographer, teacher
*Edmund Becker, German footballer
*Edward Roy Becker (1933–2006), U.S. appeals court judge
*Elisabeth Becker (1923–1946), German concentration camp guard during World War II
*Elizabeth Becker, U.S. journalist and author
*Ernest Becker (1925–1974), cultural anthropologist
*Franz Becker (born 1918), German footballer
*Gary Becker (born 1930), Nobel Prize-winning economist
*Gavin de Becker (born 1954), U.S. specialist in security issues
*Heidi Becker (born 1940), Austrian-born model
*Heinrich Becker (1770–1822), German actor
*Heinz Becker (1915-1991), German baseball player
*Helmut Becker (1927–1989), German viticulturist
*Howard Becker (disambiguation)
*Ingrid Becker (born 1942), German athlete
*Jacques Becker (1906–1960), French screenwriter and film director
*Jason Becker (born 1969), Neo-classical metal guitarist
*Jean Becker (1833-1884), German violinist and composer
*Jean Becker (born 1938), French director, screenwriter, and actor
*Jonathan Becker (born 1954) famous photographer for Vanity Fair
*Jurek Becker (1937–1997), German writer
*Jürgen Becker, dramatist, author
*Kaethe Becker, German concentration camp guard during World War II
*Karl/Carl Becker (disambiguation)
*Konrad Becker, hypermedia researcher and interdisciplinary content developer
*Kuno Becker (born 1978), Mexican actor
*Lawrence C. Becker (born 1939), U.S. academic, philosopher
*Lydia Becker (1827–1890), British suffragist and amateur scientist
*Marc Becker, U.S. professor of Latin American studies
*Margaret Becker, an award-winning composer, singer, speaker and writer
*Marie Becker (1877–?), Belgian serial poisoner
*Marshall Becker, devoted a monograph to the applications of the Health Belief Model (HBM) (mid-1970s)
*May Lamberton Becker (1873–1958), U.S. journalist and literary critic
*Meret Becker (born 1969), German actress and singer
*Oskar Becker (1889–1964), German philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian of mathematics
*Otto Heinrich Enoch Becker (1828-1890), German ophthalmologist
*Paul Becker, U.S. bodybuilder and gay porn star
*Peter Emil Becker, German doctor (see Becker's muscular dystrophy)
*Philip Becker (1830–1898), first German-born mayor of Buffalo, New York
* Pierre Becker , geologe french
*Ralph Becker (disambiguation)
*Rich Becker (born 1972), U.S. baseball player
*Ruth Elizabeth Becker (1899–1990), Kansas schoolteacher and "Titanic" survivor
*Sally Becker, volunteer in Bosnia and Kosovo
*Samuel Becker, Developed websites for popular video games
*Samuel William Becker, U.S. dermatologist who documented Becker's nevus
*Sandra Lynne Becker (born 1947), 1965 Miss California
*Sandy Becker (1922–1996), U.S. television announcer
*Sean Becker (born 1975), New Zealand curler
*Sherburn M. Becker (1877–1949), mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
*Theodor Becker (1840–1928), German civil engineer and entomologist
*Thorsten Becker (born 1980), German footballer
*Tom Becker, British children's author
*Vaneta Becker, U.S. politician from Indiana
*Véronique Becker (born 1965), French contemporary painter
*Walt Becker (born 1968), U.S. director, writer, and actor
*Walter Becker (born 1950), musician
*Wilhelm Adolf Becker (1796–1846), German archaeologist
*William D. Becker (1896–1943), mayor of St. Louis, Missouri
*Wolfgang Becker (born 1954), German filmmaker
*Alice Becker-Ho (born 1941), French poet
*Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836–1870), Spanish poet
*Simon Fisher-Becker (born 1961), British actor
*Paula Modersohn-Becker (1876–1907), German expressionist painter
*Carlos Becker Westphall, contributor to the field of network management

Places

*Becker, Florida
*Becker, Minnesota
*Becker, Mississippi
*Becker, New Mexico
*Becker, Texas
*Becker County, Minnesota
*Becker Township, Minnesota (disambiguation)
*Mount Becker, Antarctica

Businesses

*A. G. Becker, former U.S. investment bank
*Becker Entertainment, Australian entertainment company
*Becker's Milk, Canadian convenience store chain

Educational

*Becker College, Worcester and Leicester, Massachusetts
*Carl Becker House, residential college at Cornell University, named after Carl L. Becker

Medical

*Becker's muscular dystrophy, named after Peter Emil Becker
*Becker's nevus, skin disorder documented by Samuel William Becker

Characters

*Captain Becker, "Primeval" character

Other

*"Becker" (TV series), a CBS sitcom starring Ted Danson
*Becker Psalter (1602), German metrical psalter published by Cornelius Becker
*"Nightfreak and the Sons of Becker" (2004), rock album by The Coral
*"Pettkus v. Becker" (1980), Canadian family law decision


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