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Ecker Name Meaning

German: from a medieval personal name probably a short form of Eckhard (see Eckert ). This surname is also found in the Netherlands. German: topographic name for someone who lived in a corner house or kept a corner shop from Middle High German ecke ‘corner’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Eck Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name from a Yiddish dialect eker ‘(wood)cutter chopper’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Ecker ‘beechnut’. Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms from Old Norse ekra ‘fallow field’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Recker, Acker, Hecker, Decker, Necker, Secker, Ocker, Erker, Becker

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Where is the Ecker family from?

You can see how Ecker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ecker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ecker families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 127 Ecker families living in Ontario. This was about 79% of all the recorded Ecker's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ecker families in 1911.
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What did your Ecker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ecker. 72% of Ecker men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Ecker women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ecker were Machinist and Income. .

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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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Domestic
  • Housekeeper
  • Income
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Census Records

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Ecker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ecker 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ecker. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Ecker. For the veterans among your Ecker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ecker lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Ecker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ecker in 1942 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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