Eckert Family History

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Eckert Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements agi ‘edge’, ‘point’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.

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

Similar surnames: Heckert, Ackert, Deckert, Elchert, Hockert, Emmert, Reckart, Dickert

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Eckert Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eckert name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Eckert. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Eckert Family Origin

Where is the Eckert family from?

Eckert Family Occupations

What did your Eckert ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Cooper, Baker Employing 1 Man and Bonnet Shape Maker (Milliner) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eckert. The most common Eckert occupation in the UK was Cooper. 15% of Eckert's were Coopers. A less common occupation for the Eckert family was Bootmaker.

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  • Cooper

  • Baker Employing 1 Man

  • Bonnet Shape Maker (Milliner)

  • Bootmaker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Eckert ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Eckert Historical Records

What Eckert family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Eckert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eckert 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Eckert. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Eckert. For the veterans among your Eckert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Eckert Life Expectancy

What is the average Eckert lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Eckert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Eckert in 1941 was 34, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Eckert

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Eckert 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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