Dekker Family History

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Dekker Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a roofer (a thatcher, slater, shingler, or tiler), Middle Dutch deck(e)re, an agent derivative of decken ‘to cover’.

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

Similar surnames: Decker, Bekker, Ducker, Necker, Denker, Depner, Denner, Ecker, Meeker

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Dekker Family Origin

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Dekker Family Occupations

What did your Dekker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Dekker. 60% of Dekker men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Chauffeur
  • Labourer
  • Machinist

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

Dekker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Dekker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dekker 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Dekker. 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 938 military records available for the last name Dekker. For the veterans among your Dekker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dekker Life Expectancy

What is the average Dekker lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Dekker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Dekker in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dekker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dekker 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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