Beckel Family History

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Beckel Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Bechel or of Böckel, a nickname from a diminutive of Middle High German boc ‘buck’, ‘ram’.

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

Similar surnames: Buckel, Seckel, Breckel, Bickel, Beckey, Gockel, Blecker, Beutel

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Beckel Family Origin

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Beckel Family Occupations

What did your Beckel ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clerk and Farm Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Beckel. A less common occupation for the Beckel family was Farmer. The most common Beckel occupation in Canada was Clerk. 33% of Beckel's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

  • Farm Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Beckel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Beckel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Beckel 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckel. 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 Beckel. For the veterans among your Beckel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Beckel Life Expectancy

What is the average Beckel lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Beckel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Beckel in 1945 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Beckel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Beckel 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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