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.