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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Eck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Eck name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    41%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    17%

  • Sweden

    5%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    5%

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Eck Family Origin

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Eck Family Occupations

What did your Eck ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Eck family was Gentleman. The most common Eck occupation in Canada was Saddler. 38% of Eck's were Saddlers. Saddler, Agent and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Eck.

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  • Saddler

    38%
  • Agent

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Gentleman

    13%

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Eck Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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Draft Card

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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Eck Life Expectancy

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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