Dech Family History

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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

What did your Dech ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dech. 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.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Retired Farmer


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Dech Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dech. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dech 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 526 immigration records available for the last name Dech. 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 880 military records available for the last name Dech. For the veterans among your Dech ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dech Life Expectancy

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Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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