Dechert Family History

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Dechert Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German decher, techer ‘unit of ten’ (from Latin decem). This was a measure used particularly with reference to hides, furs, and parchment; the inorganic -t suggests that this was an occupational name, probably for someone who handled such items.

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


Similar surnames: Dechant, Pecher, Dickert, Decker, Becher, Deckert, Fecher, Recher

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Dechert Family Origin

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Dechert Family Occupations

What did your Dechert ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Dechert. 20% of Dechert men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Dechert women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dechert were Brick Maker and Weaver

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Machinist
    14%
  • Brick Maker
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Machine Operator
    34%
  • Weaver
    34%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Dechert Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Dechert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dechert 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 813 immigration records available for the last name Dechert. 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 865 military records available for the last name Dechert. For the veterans among your Dechert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dechert Life Expectancy

What is the average Dechert lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Dechert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dechert in 1957 was 43, and 77 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dechert

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