Bechel Family History

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Bechel Name Meaning

South German: topographic name for someone who lived by a stream, from a diminutive of Bach 1.

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

Similar surnames: Becher, Bechler, Beckel, Bechen, Buche, Eckel, Bichsel, Berkel

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Bechel Family Origin

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Bechel Family Occupations

What did your Bechel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bechel. 46% of Bechel men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Bechel women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bechel were Farm Laborer and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Operator

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

Bechel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bechel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bechel 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 247 immigration records available for the last name Bechel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 336 military records available for the last name Bechel. For the veterans among your Bechel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bechel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bechel lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Bechel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bechel in 1965 was 63, and 72 in 2004.

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