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 Family Origin

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Eck Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Eck. 35% of Eck men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Eck women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Eck were Trimmer and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Labourer
  • Trimmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
  • Accountant
  • Housewife

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

Eck Historical Records

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Census Record

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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

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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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