Dech Name Meaning

German: from an Old Slavic stem (u)techa ‘consolation’. Americanized spelling of Czech Dec (see Dec). Americanized spelling of Hungarian Décsi, or Decsi, a habitational name for someone from a place called Decs in Tolna county, or Décs in Békés county or Nyitra county, now in Slovakia. All of these places were named from personal names derived from Gyeü, a Turkic name of dignity.

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


Similar surnames: Mech, Rech, Pech, Dec, Lech, Cech, Duch, Jech, Denz, Beck

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Dech Family Origin

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Dech Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    53%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Retired Farmer

    4%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dech family was Retired Farmer. The most common Dech occupation in the USA was Farmer. 53% of Dech's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dech.

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Dech Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, Dech life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Dech in 1960 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dech

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