Deck Family History

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Deck Name Meaning

South German: occupational name for a roofer, from Middle High German decke ‘covering’. Compare the later form Decker. Dutch and North German: from the personal name Deck, a local pet form of Dutch Diederik (see Dederick) or German Dietrich.

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

Similar surnames: Duck, Beck, Dick, Peck, Eck, Heck, Dack, Denk, Weck, Reck

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Deck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Deck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Deck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Deck Family Origin

Where is the Deck family from?

Deck Family Occupations

What did your Deck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Deck family was Commis. The most common Deck occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Deck's were Farmers. Farmer and Brick Layer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Deck.

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  • Farmer

  • Brick Layer

  • Commis


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

Deck Historical Records

What Deck family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 35,000 census records available for the last name Deck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Deck 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Deck. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Deck. For the veterans among your Deck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Deck Life Expectancy

What is the average Deck lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Deck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Deck in 1951 was 47, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Deck 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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