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Eck Family History

Eck Name Meaning

German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from Middle High German ecke, egge ‘corner’, German Eck(e) (Yiddish ek). This could have been the corner of two streets or, in the case of the German name, the corner of a field or area of land or a rocky outcrop. German: short form of any of the various Germanic compound personal names with a first element agi(n), agil ‘edge’, ‘point of a sword’, akin to the word in 1 above. Swedish: topographic or ornamental name, from ek ‘oak’.

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


Similar surnames: Beck, Heck, Weck, Deck, Reck, Rock, Meck, Seck, Eick, Peck

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Where is the Eck family from?

You can see how Eck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Eck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Eck families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Eck families living in Ontario. This was about 56% of all the recorded Eck's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Eck families in 1911.
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What did your Eck ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Eck. 54% of Eck men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    54%
  • Salesman
    20%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Trimmer
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    100%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Eck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Eck census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Eck. 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 Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Eck. For the veterans among your Eck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Eck lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Eck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Eck in 1943 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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