Hecht Name Meaning

German and Dutch: from Middle High German hech(e)t, Middle Dutch heect, hecht ‘pike’, generally a nickname for a rapacious and greedy person. In some instances it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a fisher and in others it may be a habitational name from a house distinguished by a sign depicting this fish. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Hecht or Yiddish hekht ‘pike’, one of the many Ashkenazic ornamental names taken from vocabulary words denoting wildlife.

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

Similar surnames: Recht, Licht, Luecht, Pech, Lucht, Nacht, Herdt, Heck, Hehl, Hach

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Hecht Family Origin

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Hecht Family Occupations

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

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Butcher


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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Hecht family was Butcher. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Hecht. The most common Hecht occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Hecht's were Farmers.

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Hecht Historical Records

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Hecht Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Hecht life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Hecht in 1952 was 68, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hecht

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