Becht Family History

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Becht Name Meaning

Southwestern German: from a short form of a personal name beginning with becht (for instance Bechtold), a dialect variant of Germanic berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’.

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


Similar surnames: Brecht, Bert, Bechtel, Belt, Bueche, Pech, Berch, Bacha, Cech, Bracht

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Becht Family Origin

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Becht Family Occupations

What did your Becht ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Becht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 15% of Becht's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Becht. A less common occupation for the Becht family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Tailor

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Becht Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Becht. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Becht 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Becht. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Becht. For the veterans among your Becht ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Becht Life Expectancy

What is the average Becht lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Becht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Becht in 1946 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Becht

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Becht 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.

Famous Becht Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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