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Beckert Name Meaning

German: from Begehart ‘Beghard’, a member of a lay brotherhood founded in Flanders in the 13th century, the male counterpart of the Beguines (see Begue), or simply an enlarged form of Becker.

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


Similar surnames: Dickert, Becker, Buckert, Ueckert, Benkert, Heckert, Backer, Deckert

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Where is the Beckert family from?

You can see how Beckert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Beckert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Beckert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 16 Beckert families living in Ontario. This was about 84% of all the recorded Beckert's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Beckert families in 1911.
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What did your Beckert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Beckert. 12% of Beckert men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Beckert women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Beckert were New Worker and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • New Worker
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • None
    15%
  • Housewife
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Beckert. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Beckert. For the veterans among your Beckert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Beckert lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Beckert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Beckert in 1959 was 59, and 75 in 2004.

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