Bechtel Family History

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Bechtel Name Meaning

Southwestern German: from a pet form of Becht or a short form of Bechtold.

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


Similar surnames: Brechtel, Becht, Buchtel, Bechtol, Bertel, Bechtold, Meckel, Peschel

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Bechtel Family Origin

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Bechtel Family Occupations

What did your Bechtel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bechtel occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Bechtel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bechtel family was Hotel Keeper. Farmer, Teacher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bechtel.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Teacher

    12%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • Hotel Keeper

    8%

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

Bechtel Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bechtel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bechtel lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bechtel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bechtel in 1946 was 64, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bechtel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bechtel 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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