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 1880, the most common Dekker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dekker's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dekker family was Clergyman. Farmer, Carpenter and Works In Tannery were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dekker.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Carpenter

    14%
  • Works In Tannery

    9%
  • Clergyman

    5%

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

Dekker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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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