Beckel Family History

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Beckel Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Bechel or of Böckel, a nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German boc ‘buck’, ‘ram’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Buckel, Seckel, Breckel, Bickel, Beckey, Gockel, Blecker, Beutel

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Beckel Family Origin

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Beckel Family Occupations

What did your Beckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Carpenter R and Correspondence Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Beckel. 34% of Beckel men worked as a Carpenter R and 25% of Beckel women worked as a Correspondence Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckel were Motor Driver and Waitress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Carpenter R
  • Electrical Fitter Southern Raily
  • Motor Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Correspondence Secretary
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties R
  • Waitress

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

Beckel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Beckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckel. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Beckel. For the veterans among your Beckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckel Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beckel in 1945 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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