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Bechtel Family History

Bechtel Name Meaning

South German: from a pet form of the personal name Becht . In North America the surname Bechtel may also be an altered form of the very rare South German variant Bächtel or perhaps of some other similar (like-sounding) surname such as Bechtold . Compare Bachtel Bachtell Beagle Bechdel Bechtell Bechtle Bechtol Becktel Beghtel Behel Beightol Peightal Petell Pethel and Pethtel .

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

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

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Where is the Bechtel family from?

You can see how Bechtel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bechtel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bechtel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 60 Bechtel families living in Ontario. This was about 74% of all the recorded Bechtel's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bechtel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bechtel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bechtel ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bechtel. 62% of Bechtel men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bechtel women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bechtel were Clerk and Student. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
  • Student
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Census Records

There are 32,000 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 Lists

There are 3,000 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 Cards

There are 7,000 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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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.

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