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Bechtold Surname Meaning

South German: from the personal name Bechtold a dialect variant of Berthold .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berchtold, Bechthold, Bechtol, Becht, Brechtel, Bechtel, Beightol

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Where is the Bechtold family from?

You can see how Bechtold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bechtold family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bechtold families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Bechtold families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Bechtold's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bechtold families in 1840.
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What did your Bechtold ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bechtold. 50% of Bechtold men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Idselier
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bechtold. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bechtold. For the veterans among your Bechtold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bechtold lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bechtold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bechtold in 1940 was 51, and 76 in 2004.

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