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Reck Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German recke ‘outlaw’ or ‘fighter’. North German and Westphalian: from Middle Low German recke ‘marsh’, ‘waterlogged ground’, hence a topographic name, or a habitational name from a place named with this term.

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


Similar surnames: Beck, Rock, Heck, Peck, Seck, Rieck, Deck, Eck, Ruck, Rech

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Where is the Reck family from?

You can see how Reck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Reck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 27 Reck families living in Nottinghamshire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Reck's in the UK. Nottinghamshire had the highest population of Reck families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Reck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Reck ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Reck. 86% of Reck women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    86%
  • Waitress
    8%
  • Insurance Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Reck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Reck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Reck. 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 Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Reck. For the veterans among your Reck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reck lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Reck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Reck in 1951 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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