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Hecke Family History

Hecke Name Meaning

Dutch (van den Hecke) and North German: topographic name from Middle Low German hecke ‘hedge’, ‘fence’.

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


Similar surnames: Heck, Recker, Hacke, Hucke, Beck, Seck, Reck, Henke, Heckle, Heckel

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Where is the Hecke family from?

You can see how Hecke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hecke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Hecke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Hecke families living in New Brunswick. This was about 48% of all the recorded Hecke's in Canada. New Brunswick had the highest population of Hecke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hecke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hecke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hecke. 26% of Hecke men worked as a Farmer and 67% of Hecke women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hecke were Janitor and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Janitor
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    67%
  • Housework
    34%
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What Hecke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hecke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hecke 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Hecke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Hecke. For the veterans among your Hecke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hecke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hecke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Hecke in 1958 was 43, and 66 in 2004.

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